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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Trademark ruling a landmark win for free speech rights

TAR HEEL VIEW: Trademark ruling a landmark win for free speech rights

The verdict’s in, and it should come as no surprise: Government can’t use intellectual property law to punish people for controversial spe...

June 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

TAR HEEL VIEW: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

Let the punishment fit the crime.That should be the takeaway following Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina...

June 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Legal notices should stay in public view

TAR HEEL VIEW: Legal notices should stay in public view

Local governments are required to post legal notices where the public is most likely to see them. Traditionally, that has been in general-circulation ...

June 19th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Passing-lane bill gives nanny state a new speed trap

TAR HEEL VIEW: Passing-lane bill gives nanny state a new speed trap

Slowpokes in the left lane really grind Duane Hall’s gears.It’s a frustration many motorists share, but for most of us, it’s a minor...

June 16th, 2017 updated: June 16th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel the only solution to gerrymandering

TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel the only solution to gerrymandering

Gov. Roy Cooper is trying to browbeat state lawmakers back to the drawing board in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down 28 of North...

June 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Memory, spines lacking in Sessions hearing

TAR HEEL VIEW: Memory, spines lacking in Sessions hearing

Americans learned two things from Jeff Sessions’ testimony Tuesday: That he lacks a good memory and that most Republicans on the Senate Intellig...

June 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Lumbee recognition gaining momentum in D.C.

TAR HEEL VIEW: Lumbee recognition gaining momentum in D.C.

This is encouraging: We’re seeing more stars align for the Lumbee tribe’s recognition efforts this year than we’ve ever seen in the ...

June 12th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gun bill aims to end a dubious legal distinction

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gun bill aims to end a dubious legal distinction

Battle lines are drawn predictably — Second Amendment defenders on one side and gun control advocates on the other. But House Bill 746 has more ...

June 8th, 2017 updated: June 8th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NC government has created a state of conflict

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC government has created a state of conflict

Gov. Roy Cooper lost a round in court last week and didn’t like it. “It looks like the threats from the legislature had an effect on these...

June 7th, 2017 |