With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North Carolina. Economist Adam Hoffer of the University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse pans the idea of using sin taxes to nudge people away from behavior government officials dislike.

Retiring N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin uses the court’s 200th anniversary to remind colleagues about the importance of upholding the rule of law. Plus you’ll hear UNC System Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith’s reaction to recent surprises involving Chapel Hill campus Chancellor Carol Folt and the controversial Silent Sam monument.