In remembrance of our heroes

In remembrance of our heroes

We remember the Alamo. We remember Pearl Harbor. We must remember Benghazi. Remember the words that came out of Hillary Clinton’s mouth in the d...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Putting faces to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Putting faces to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment. Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion. H...

May 26th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Time for NC to consider fair redistricting

TAR HEEL VIEW: Time for NC to consider fair redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court made partisan gerrymandering a little harder in North Carolina Monday.Its ruling in Cooper v. Harris found that two of the stat...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 25th, 2017. |  


LETTER: Taylor should sue over censorship

LETTER: Taylor should sue over censorship

To the editor:I am entirely fed up with the Daily Journal smearing the incident with young Ms. Taylor, almost daily, on the front page — in larg...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Pre-K funding: The most shameful thing about the Senate budget

Pre-K funding: The most shameful thing about the Senate budget

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vindictive 3 a.m. budget cuts to education programs ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Pay raise could lessen regulation

Pay raise could lessen regulation

I have been writing a regular column on North Carolina politics and public policy since 1986. Over three decades of writing about and talking to polit...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Actor discovers his inner Ron Swanson

Actor discovers his inner Ron Swanson

Nick Offerman is disappointingly not as libertarian in real life as the beloved Ron Swanson character he portrayed in the series Parks and Recreation....

May 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

TAR HEEL VIEW: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship,...

May 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: 3 reasons to care about NC packing black voters together

TAR HEEL VIEW: 3 reasons to care about NC packing black voters together

North Carolina’s Republican legislators unconstitutionally packed black voters into two congressional districts, making other districts whiter, ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


LETTER: State should keep funding Governor’s School

LETTER: State should keep funding Governor’s School

To the editor:I am writing you to voice my concern over North Carolina Senate Bill 257, which eliminates funding for the North Carolina Governor’...

May 23rd, 2017 |