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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper should veto Wade’s bill to hide notices from public

TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper should veto Wade’s bill to hide notices from public

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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Court puts kibosh on public officials praying out loud

TAR HEEL VIEW: Court puts kibosh on public officials praying out loud

If city and county officials want to continue opening their meetings in prayer, they will have to pass the microphone to local pastors instead of ampl...

July 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Charity game nights under fire as lottery gambling continues

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill authorizing charity game nights for fear that the gambling law carve-out would become a Trojan horse for video poker ope...

July 13th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Soft drink taxes restrict freedom, grow government

TAR HEEL VIEW: Soft drink taxes restrict freedom, grow government

A court order is delaying a penny-per-ounce soda tax from taking effect in Chicago, but on the national stage, the nanny state is racking up victories...

July 12th, 2017 updated: July 12th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: First Amendment challenges beliefs on right, left alike

Even though a backlash against it arguably contributed to President Donald Trump’s election, political correctness retains a firm foothold in Am...

July 11th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

The good news: A bill awaiting Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature found the solution to the most legally dubious aspect of using automated camera syste...

July 10th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Throw your hat into the ring for city, town boards

OUR VIEW: Throw your hat into the ring for city, town boards

Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a top-ranked boxer to a bout.In the early 19th...

July 7th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Expunction reform helps ex-offenders earn second chance

Some of us may remember a stern principal or harried teacher warning us that misbehavior could lead to a black mark on our “permanent record....

July 6th, 2017 |