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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Fight crime by raising the age of adult charges

TAR HEEL VIEW: Fight crime by raising the age of adult charges

Teenagers who aren’t old enough to vote, own real estate or buy a lottery ticket are routinely arrested on petty misdemeanors and booked into th...

January 12th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Partisanship casts shadows on NC’s economic outlook

TAR HEEL VIEW: Partisanship casts shadows on NC’s economic outlook

Michael Walden, economist at N.C. State University, has been making economic forecasts focused on North Carolina for decades. He brings to the task a ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Both sides toblame in HB2repeal failure

Republican and Democratic senators blame each other for the General Assembly’s failure to repeal House Bill 2 in a Wednesday special session tha...

December 29th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Allison the right choice for treasury head

A former Wilson community leader is reportedly in the mix for a high-profile position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.Retired B...

November 30th, 2016 |