OUR VIEW: General Assembly can require schools to teach freedom, not censorship

OUR VIEW: General Assembly can require schools to teach freedom, not censorship

Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for coverin...

October 18th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Take time this week to learn, understand free speech rights

OUR VIEW: Take time this week to learn, understand free speech rights

Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended.A majority of American college students believe...

October 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA follows own rules, accepts UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA follows own rules, accepts UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble — and thus more effective — than gover...

October 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Celebrate freedom to read; check out some banned books

James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee&...

September 28th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Trump should close Obamacare loophole, end Congress’ perks

TAR HEEL VIEW: Trump should close Obamacare loophole, end Congress’ perks

President Donald Trump can’t reform the nation’s health care system unilaterally, but there’s one thing he can do — end Congre...

September 27th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: American liberty gives us freedom to stand, sit or kneel

TAR HEEL VIEW: American liberty gives us freedom to stand, sit or kneel

Many Americans are outraged that protests over racial inequality in America have infiltrated the ranks of top-tier professional sports, but it the num...

September 25th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Colorado baker asserts First Amendment right to his creative freedom

TAR HEEL VIEW: Colorado baker asserts First Amendment right to his creative freedom

Defending free speech often means siding with scoundrels, as allowing even the shrillest voices to be muted erodes First Amendment protections for eve...

September 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Se...

September 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association.Thousands...

September 18th, 2017 |