OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — i...

April 7th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or writing any...

April 2nd, 2016 updated: April 2nd, 2016. |  


Make police bodycam videos public

We’ve heard this song so many times before that we’ve memorized the lyrics. It always goes like this: “We’d like to tell you w...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Emory University flunks Trump backers’ free-speech test

Remember when college classes were about having open discussions about a wide range of topics?There was a civil discourse as students and professors w...

March 29th, 2016 |  


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 |