America held to a higher degree

America held to a higher degree

Have you ever taken the time to look at America and the rest of the world? What I mean by those words is this: Have you ever compared us to them? Have...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


New health care bill, old plot

New health care bill, old plot

The latest effort in Washington to repeal and not actually replace the Affordable Care Act has a different name, the Cassidy-Graham plan, but it shoul...

September 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Colorado baker asserts First Amendment right to his creative freedom

TAR HEEL VIEW: Colorado baker asserts First Amendment right to his creative freedom

Defending free speech often means siding with scoundrels, as allowing even the shrillest voices to be muted erodes First Amendment protections for eve...

September 21st, 2017 |  


When the State tries the State, it wins

When the State tries the State, it wins

On Friday, Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many of the peopl...

September 20th, 2017 updated: September 20th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Se...

September 20th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Thoughts on the ‘passing parade’ of events

LETTER: Thoughts on the ‘passing parade’ of events

To the editor:With apologies to the John Nesbitt and John Doremus shows of old, let’s explore some of the “passing parade” of recent...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Rolling back the warfare state

Rolling back the warfare state

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American p...

September 19th, 2017 |  


4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of Go...

September 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association.Thousands...

September 18th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 18th, 2017 |