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Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch, has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and commentator. At Policy Watch, Rob writes and edits daily online commentaries and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on WRAL-FM and WCHL and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.

COMMENTARY

The political right’s efforts to defund the IRS are an attack on societal health and well-being

By: - September 27, 2022

In December of 2019, my mom died. A couple of months later, the pandemic overtook American society, and as with so many other aspects of modern life that quickly took on an extra level of complexity and difficulty during those harrowing and chaotic months, settling her affairs got a good deal more challenging. One notable […]

COMMENTARY

President Biden’s remarkable record of accomplishment under nearly impossible circumstances

By: - November 11, 2021

It’s been almost 90 years since humorist Will Rogers uttered his famous lament: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” Sadly, for that party and, no doubt, quite amusingly for those otherwise affiliated, the observation would still hold were Rogers alive today. The Democratic Party’s “big tent” may […]

COMMENTARY

Five reminders to help keep you sane through the election and its aftermath

By: - November 5, 2020

A lot of Americans are apprehensive and fearful right now. They worry that the toxic combination of a deadly and still out-of-control pandemic and a closely contested national election offering such widely divergent visions of the nation’s future could lead to spiraling unrest and perhaps even armed violence. These are not totally illegitimate concerns. As […]