TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this Sunday.If they’re serious abou...

September 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Young independents could lead political pivot to the middle

TAR HEEL VIEW: Young independents could lead political pivot to the middle

When it comes to polarization, Phil Berger has a point.As the N.C. Senate prepared to approve new legislative district maps on Aug. 28, Berger deliver...

September 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus sex assault is a matter for police, not kangaroo courts

TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus sex assault is a matter for police, not kangaroo courts

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under the microscope after announcing her office will overhaul the Obama administration’s rules for college s...

September 12th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Duke evicts Robert E. Lee and ignores its namesake’s past

TAR HEEL VIEW: Duke evicts Robert E. Lee and ignores its namesake’s past

A statue of Robert E. Lee probably won’t be the last historical monument to be unceremoniously removed from its perch at Duke University.Duke Pr...

September 11th, 2017 updated: September 11th, 2017. |  


Will NC learn any lessons from Harvey?

The tragic flooding of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston has communities all over the United States studying their own flood plans, and that&...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Confederate flagcensorship teachesthe wrong lessons

Confederate flagcensorship teachesthe wrong lessons

A controversial symbol that can stand for Southern pride as well as racial prejudice has been banned from three North Carolina public school districts...

September 6th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Silencing Spencer with heckler’s veto sets bad precedent

By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands.The University of North Carolina at Ch...

September 4th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper stood up for transparency; will lawmakers?

TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper stood up for transparency; will lawmakers?

Gov. Roy Cooper will protect access to public records his office and all executive branch agencies maintain, but in order to spread the sunshine to to...

August 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: College campuses now a ‘safe space’ for free expression

TAR HEEL VIEW: College campuses now a ‘safe space’ for free expression

College students buying back-to-school gear can trade in their muzzles for a megaphone.When the fall semester begins at North Carolina’s public ...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Sunday huntingbans: Poor policyand bad theology

Sunday huntingbans: Poor policyand bad theology

Neckties, pantsuits and lapel pins have replaced the flowing robes and tassels, but modern-day Pharisees are as comfortable in Raleigh as their predec...

August 4th, 2017 |