TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered a well-aimed veto Thursday.“We need less politics in the courtroom, not more,” he said in rejecting House Bill 1...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

If you want accountability, change the law.That’s the takeaway from a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling handed down last week that upholds ...

March 15th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Extend legislators’ terms, but add a recall provision

North Carolina voters may have the chance to impose term limits on state lawmakers — if they also agree to extend terms in the General Assembly ...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Gambling or not,sweepstakes arenot going away

Gambling or not,sweepstakes arenot going away

Even gambling’s fiercest opponents have to grudgingly tip their cap to the innovators who power North Carolina’s video sweepstakes industr...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


What they sought was freedom

What they sought was freedom

In what had once been a land of opportunity and progress, the state had grown large and oppressive. Its leaders lost their way. Its people nearly lost...

February 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is ready to place campus censors on academic probation.The second-term Republican announced plans this week to work with state law...

February 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Another craft beer cap that’s bad for business

TAR HEEL VIEW: Another craft beer cap that’s bad for business

The craft brewing boom in Charlotte and across North Carolina is not only a great business story, but an example of good government.The explosion of f...

February 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

TAR HEEL VIEW: Tills looks at immigration beyond the wall

U.S. immigration policy needs to be much smarter than building a wall and scheming to make Mexico pay for it.U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis is working a buildi...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Americans can be united without being unanimous

Americans can be united without being unanimous

On cue, a cascade of cliches flooded the airwaves following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.Can Trump unify a deeply divided country? W...

January 25th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Expel unlawful speech codes at UNC campuses

TAR HEEL VIEW: Expel unlawful speech codes at UNC campuses

In his first month of work, an Appalachian State University administrator suggested students accused of “microaggressions” — fleetin...

January 17th, 2017 |