Pete is out sick today, so Chad Adams fills in. Listen Here:

In an attempt to shut down criticism of the NC Republican legislature’s deal to expand Medicaid, a staffer told the CEO of a conservative think tank: “I don’t care what your positions are on these issues. Your positions obviously don’t matter to the outcome here.” Listen Here:

As North Carolina Republican lawmakers move forward with their proposed expansion of Medicaid, some of their staffers argue conservatives should be happy about it because it eliminates 11% of anti-competitive regulations on medical facilities and services. Listen Here:

Cory Vaillancourt, a reporter at Smoky Mountain News, discusses the announcement by Pactiv-Evergreen that it will layoff more than 1,000 workers in coming weeks as it closes its paper mill in downtown Canton. The company recently received millions in NC incentive money. Listen Here:

Dozens of far left activists attacked police and burned equipment at a construction site near Atlanta that will eventually be a police and fire training facility. One of the people arrested is the adult child of a longtime Charlotte leader. Listen Here:

Ryan Brown, the Secretary of the NC Libertarian Party has reaction to the North Carolina Governor’s State of the State from last night. Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper called on Republicans to avoid culture war issues, then proceeded to make demands they acquiesce to Democrats’ cultural preferences. Listen Here:

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper delivered his final State of the State address last night where he covered Medicaid expansion, education, the economy, and culture war issues. But aside from a single mention of the pandemic as a challenge in our past, he spent no time on the topic that consumed nearly all of his […]

Pandemic lockdowns isolated people who now report loneliness and inability to get “back to normal.” Plus, “Progressives are incentivized to catastrophize” says… Matt Yglesias?! Listen Here:

From the New York Post: New emails uncovered by House Republicans probing the COVID-19 pandemic reveal the deceptive nature of Dr. Anthony Fauci. They show he “prompted” or commissioned — and had final approval on — a scientific paper written specifically in February 2020 to disprove the theory that the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. Eight weeks […]