Carolina Commentary is a not-for-profit platform established for the purpose of providing opinion and analysis focused on North Carolina public policy issues. Our writers are moderate progressives who hope to promote thoughtful debate that renounces ideology in favor of dialogue based on facts. Our goal is to provide commentary that minimizes polarization and promotes a collaborative approach to solving public policy problems.

It is our belief that no person or ideology has all the answers, and that the best public policy comes from leaders whose first priority is to serve their constituents and not their own or their political party’s interests. All of us have worked in or with newsrooms for most of our careers and all have been responsible for opinion pages.