OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback?The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic recovery, for w...

March 25th, 2016 |  


GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

The Republicans control the Executive Mansion and the state House as well as the Senate. It had been more than a century since the GOP had this much p...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Trump relies on free speech, yet seeks to muzzle media

OUR VIEW: Trump relies on free speech, yet seeks to muzzle media

Donald Trump wants to dent the same shield that protects his own hide.The bombastic billionaire and Republican presidential front-runner vowed Feb. 26...

March 19th, 2016 |  


It’s up to us all to ensure government operates in sunlight

It’s up to us all to ensure government operates in sunlight

A poll conducted by Elon University three years ago found that 65 percent of people in North Carolina were unaware that state laws are on the books re...

March 17th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 14th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom access

OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom access

The N.C. General Assembly wants to flush more of your money down the toilet to spell out where you can and can’t use the bathroom.House Speaker ...

March 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Public employees’ disciplinary records must be unsealed

If you need any evidence that North Carolina’s laws concerning public employee discipline and closed meetings fail the residents of our state, y...

February 19th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Campus lessons on race, politics and free speech

OUR VIEW: Campus lessons on race, politics and free speech

Lessons on free speech and the role of race in politics are taking place outside the classroom at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.The U...

February 12th, 2016 |  


Understand your rights and responsibilities in traffic stops

We were struck by the sheer beauty of a simple solution to the difficult problem of police traffic stops.A video.Not the kind that many officers wear ...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

Do elected officials’ public prayers violate the separation of church and state?That’s the question the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is co...

January 30th, 2016 |