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Mack Paul for NC Senate
PO Box 788 
Raleigh, NC 27602

Paid for and Authorized by Mack for NC

Paid for by Mack Paul for NC Senate

Op-Eds & Articles

Mack is a frequent writer and speaker on urban planning, transportation, education, human interest and other matters. A selection of his writings follows:

September 05, 2015

The recent surge by protest candidates and apathy toward front-runners set this presidential election cycle apart from others. The public may sense that our politics has reached a tipping point. Instead of solving the nation’s pressing ills, Washington is seen at the center of our problems.

February 27, 2015

In two generations, my family’s relationship to Raleigh embodies the new demographic shift. We escaped the confines of a bygone era only to return to a place where “new forms” exist in a vibrant downtown: greenways, quality schools, and, most importantly, economic opportunity. Through continued foresight, it can remain home for many generations to come.

May 05, 2013

The Critical Loss of Our Capacity to "Exchange"

In his recent book, "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves," Matt Ridley identifies a defining trait that makes the human species different from all others. It is the characteristic that has generated an explosion of both prosperity and population growth over the last several millennia.

October 15, 2013

Triangle Must Choose Transit Plan

Nothing seems to capture transit planning in the Triangle region better than Yogi Berra's famous saying, "It's like deja vu all over again." We engage the public in a multi-year process, develop a plan and then declare that so much time has passed since the beginning of the process that it is necessary to begin again.

November 04, 2012

Can Americans Beat Partisanship?

Partisanship has driven the narrative of U.S. politics since the Federalists and Republicans emerged as opposing forces at our nation's inception. Despite the conflict inherent in a two-party system, America has prospered, becoming the most powerful nation on earth.

October 13, 2010

How To Keep Wake Schools' Edge

Republicans, independents and Democrats alike have toiled for decades to make the Wake County Public School System among the very best large districts in the U.S. in terms of test scores and graduation rates. All Wake County residents share an interest in sustaining this success.

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