Hitler referencesminimize horrorsof the Holocaust

Memo to politicians and their flacks: The next time you’re fumbling for a handy historical figure with whom to compare whoever you’re deno...

April 19th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: General Assembly should protect free speech on campus

OUR VIEW: General Assembly should protect free speech on campus

From East Carolina University’s ban on posters and fliers with language “offensive to a member of or a visitor to the university community...

April 18th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

In a few years, parents won’t have to worry about how to keep secrets from their children.They will be able to write it in cursive, drawing puzz...

April 15th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Silencing speech over viewpoints erodes freedom

EDITORIAL: Silencing speech over viewpoints erodes freedom

Silence is not always golden.When it is forced on a person or a group, it is anything but.That’s what is happening with greater frequency and mo...

April 14th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Local governments ill-equipped to keep the public informed

EDITORIAL: Local governments ill-equipped to keep the public informed

Some North Carolina lawmakers want local governments to compete with newspapers and sell legal advertising, making important information more difficul...

March 31st, 2017 |  


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 |