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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

We wish North Carolina didn’t have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can’t ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Raising the age, easing ballot access were wise moves

TAR HEEL VIEW: Raising the age, easing ballot access were wise moves

THUMBS UP to state lawmakers for voting to raise the age for most adult criminal charges from 16 to 18, making North Carolina the last state to extend...

June 26th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Raising the age for juveniles a positive action

TAR HEEL VIEW: Raising the age for juveniles a positive action

The “Raise the Age” campaign took on a tough challenge and was remarkably effective.The new state budget transfers responsibility for most...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NC kids deserve better

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC kids deserve better

North Carolina lags behind most states in child welfare. We can and must do better.The annual Kids Count Data book uses 16 indicators to rank states i...

June 22nd, 2017 |