OUR VIEW: Districting process must change to end gerrymandering

OUR VIEW: Districting process must change to end gerrymandering

Gerrymandering has been going on for so long in American politics that it is treated as a tool of the trade.The Republican-controlled General Assembly...

August 17th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

Secession.Something with which the United States is all-too familiar.In the late 1700s, the 13 colonies in the New World broke away from the rule of B...

July 6th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

Do the rural counties in the new N.C. 9th Congressional District really have a voice — or will they be drowned out by the overwhelming populatio...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Raising smoking age to 21 expands the nanny state

Academics and public health officials want to take cigarettes and smokeless tobacco out of young adults’ hands.Researchers from East Carolina Un...

June 10th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: McCrory’s state spending plan too stingy

As legislators return to town, hopes aren’t high for Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. It’...

May 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — i...

April 11th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or writing any...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm economy

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback?The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic recovery, for w...

March 26th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 14th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom use

OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom use

The N.C. General Assembly wants to flush more of your money down the toilet to spell out where you can and can’t use the bathroom.House Speaker ...

March 5th, 2016 |