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 |  


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 |