TAR HEEL VIEW: Is Donald Trump dangerous enough yet, Republicans?

TAR HEEL VIEW: Is Donald Trump dangerous enough yet, Republicans?

It wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t treason. It was incompetence.Last week, in a White House meeting, the president of the United States gave awa...

May 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Give breweries the freedom to self-distribute

TAR HEEL VIEW: Give breweries the freedom to self-distribute

An antiquated rule dating to the end of Prohibition was meant to guard against monopolies, but in the modern era of the craft beer boom, it stifles co...

May 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Raise a toast to the Supreme Court — but drink fast

TAR HEEL VIEW: Raise a toast to the Supreme Court — but drink fast

People across North Carolina and the nation who care about fair elections are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s action Monday that essentiall...

May 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Holding motorists captive is no form of peaceful protest

TAR HEEL VIEW: Holding motorists captive is no form of peaceful protest

Supporters of a bill to shield drivers from civil liability if they strike protesters who are obstructing traffic had the right idea — they just...

May 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Shortchanging NC on hurricane relief is a slap in the face

TAR HEEL VIEW: Shortchanging NC on hurricane relief is a slap in the face

Hurricane Matthew turned country roads and suburban streets into lakes. Thousands were flooded out of their homes. Dozens of cars were swept away in r...

May 12th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: School resorts to censorship over Trump comment

OUR VIEW: School resorts to censorship over Trump comment

Amid the usual assortment of celebrity catchphrases and insipid inspirational quotes, one student opted to take a political stand.“Build that wa...

May 11th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Sen. Hise whiffs on obvious conflict of interest

TAR HEEL VIEW: Sen. Hise whiffs on obvious conflict of interest

We’ve lost count of the reasons Americans generally don’t trust politicians. On Tuesday, another log was added to the fire in North Caroli...

May 10th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Aren’t all lives, even addicts, worth saving?

EDITORIAL: Aren’t all lives, even addicts, worth saving?

Despite the clearly epidemic status of opioid abuse in this nation, there is a growing backlash against efforts among emergency workers and school off...

May 9th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Colbert shouldn’t face fine for crude Trump comments

TAR HEEL VIEW: Colbert shouldn’t face fine for crude Trump comments

Government censors will review a comedian’s crude joke about the head of state and determine whether punishment is warranted.That sounds like a ...

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


TAR HEEL VIEW: Transparency in health care prices would lower costs

TAR HEEL VIEW: Transparency in health care prices would lower costs

What if scheduling surgery was like a trip to the auto mechanic — before the first turn of the wrench, or in this case, the slice of a scalpel &...

May 5th, 2017 |