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 |  


Free speech billa reason to cheeron Fourth of July

Free speech billa reason to cheeron Fourth of July

Just in time for Independence Day, state lawmakers signed off on a bill to protect a fundamental American freedom for young citizens.House Bill 527, t...

July 4th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

Want to dust off the tackle box, grab the fishing poles and catch your own family seafood feast?On Tuesday, you’re fine. On Wednesday, you could...

July 3rd, 2017 updated: July 4th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Wade’s win on public notices is democracy’s loss

TAR HEEL VIEW: Wade’s win on public notices is democracy’s loss

A senator’s skullduggery could leave a half-million North Carolinians in the dark and pave the way for government secrecy to spread throughout t...

June 30th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization should be payed

TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization should be payed

For almost two years now, victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program who qualified for compensation have been waiting for their th...

June 29th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Legal loophole shielding rapists must be undone

TAR HEEL VIEW: Legal loophole shielding rapists must be undone

For nearly four decades, a loophole allowing rapists to escape punishment has sat undisturbed in North Carolina’s lawbooks.A state senator is tr...

June 28th, 2017 updated: June 28th, 2017. |  


Intervention distorts the market

Intervention distorts the market

This week, the Senate Republican leadership unveiled its Obamacare replacement plan. Like its House counterpart, the misnamed Senate plan retains most...

June 27th, 2017 |