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 |  


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. |