North Carolina has jumped from No. 24 to No. 19 in the Cato Institute’s ranking of freedom within the 50 states. Report co-author Jason Sorens of Dartmouth College analyzes North Carolina’s recent improvement for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Rick Henderson assesses the prospects for third-party candidates to tip the balance in the North Carolina presidential race. Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research explains why he questioned Red Hat about its support of legal action against North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom law.”

James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation highlights the threat of a potential electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack. Plus you’ll learn why state lawmakers recently highlighted the results of the first bond sales linked to the voter-approved Connect NC package.