TAR HEEL VIEW: NC voting with its wallet against Israel divestment

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC voting with its wallet against Israel divestment

North Carolina taxpayers will no longer be forced to support corporate boycotts of the United States’ strongest Mideast ally and the only true d...

July 31st, 2017 updated: July 31st, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Court should end showdown over NC schools control

TAR HEEL VIEW: Court should end showdown over NC schools control

Who’s in charge of public education in North Carolina?It’s a multiple-choice question. Possible answers are: the governor, the legislature...

July 28th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Downtown dollars flow to crossroads with no downtown

TAR HEEL VIEW: Downtown dollars flow to crossroads with no downtown

It won’t achieve the notoriety of Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere,” but as a symbol of pork-barrel spending at the state level, th...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Stein sides withkangaroo courtsover due process

Stein sides withkangaroo courtsover due process

The Duke lacrosse rape case that unraveled a decade ago taught state officials about the dangers of tunnel vision.Attorney General Josh Stein seems to...

July 26th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Courts should flush lawsuit challenging ‘bathroom bill’ repeal

TAR HEEL VIEW: Courts should flush lawsuit challenging ‘bathroom bill’ repeal

North Carolina’s bathrooms are headed back to the courtroom.The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has revived its lawsuit challen...

July 25th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: A full-time General Assembly is the last thing North Carolina needs

TAR HEEL VIEW: A full-time General Assembly is the last thing North Carolina needs

After lawmakers called a recess and fled Raleigh for the Fourth of July, news stories began tallying the days spent in session and beating a somewhat ...

July 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Though NC is fiscally healthy, legislators should be cautious

TAR HEEL VIEW: Though NC is fiscally healthy, legislators should be cautious

North Carolina Democrats, including Gov. Roy Cooper, jumped at a legislative staff report projecting a large state budget deficit opening a few years ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Working together to curb scourge of domestic violence

TAR HEEL VIEW: Working together to curb scourge of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a scourge, no doubt. And it’s not a partisan issue. It has the potential to affect any family with deadly consequences.So w...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Communication crackdown: DPI works in the dark

Communication crackdown: DPI works in the dark

State school superintendent Mark Johnson might be in the wrong job. Instead of in Raleigh, perhaps he should be in Washington, handling White House se...

July 18th, 2017 updated: July 18th, 2017. |  


Cooper stands for transparency, vetoes Wade’s bill

Cooper stands for transparency, vetoes Wade’s bill

The doomsday prediction wasn’t scrawled on a cardboard sign, but printed in bold black ink at the top of the newspaper page.“Trudy Wade...

July 17th, 2017 |