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. |  


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 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Uneven approach to putting freedom back on the menu

TAR HEEL VIEW: Uneven approach to putting freedom back on the menu

Need proof that the Old North State is awash in needless regulation? Look no further than the saga of Senate Bill 24.SB 24 is a useful bill — an...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: The last word stands on voting restrictions

TAR HEEL VIEW: The last word stands on voting restrictions

The last legal word on North Carolina’s voting restrictions stands. It was the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 2016 ruling that found election...

May 19th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Is Donald Trump dangerous enough yet, Republicans?

TAR HEEL VIEW: Is Donald Trump dangerous enough yet, Republicans?

It wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t treason. It was incompetence.Last week, in a White House meeting, the president of the United States gave awa...

May 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Give breweries the freedom to self-distribute

TAR HEEL VIEW: Give breweries the freedom to self-distribute

An antiquated rule dating to the end of Prohibition was meant to guard against monopolies, but in the modern era of the craft beer boom, it stifles co...

May 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Raise a toast to the Supreme Court — but drink fast

TAR HEEL VIEW: Raise a toast to the Supreme Court — but drink fast

People across North Carolina and the nation who care about fair elections are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s action Monday that essentiall...

May 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Holding motorists captive is no form of peaceful protest

TAR HEEL VIEW: Holding motorists captive is no form of peaceful protest

Supporters of a bill to shield drivers from civil liability if they strike protesters who are obstructing traffic had the right idea — they just...

May 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Shortchanging NC on hurricane relief is a slap in the face

TAR HEEL VIEW: Shortchanging NC on hurricane relief is a slap in the face

Hurricane Matthew turned country roads and suburban streets into lakes. Thousands were flooded out of their homes. Dozens of cars were swept away in r...

May 12th, 2017 |