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 |  


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 |