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 |  


Tax-free weekendmay not be perfect,but it should return

Tax-free weekendmay not be perfect,but it should return

A popular policy slashed from the state budget five years ago was good for individuals but neutral or bad for North Carolina as a whole, a new study a...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil asset forfeiture making a hypocritical comeback

TAR HEEL VIEW: Civil asset forfeiture making a hypocritical comeback

While Trump supporters demand the Trump administration be given the benefit of doubt — because no official has even been charged with a crime &#...

August 1st, 2017 |  


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 |