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 20th, 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 6th, 2017 updated: January 6th, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Texas should think twice on ‘bathroom bill’

TAR HEEL VIEW: Texas should think twice on ‘bathroom bill’

If someone you know suddenly sprinted to the nearest cliff and belly-flopped over the side, would you follow?To some folks in Texas, the answer appare...

January 5th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Sen. Horner paves path for moderates to lead way on HB2

TAR HEEL VIEW: Sen. Horner paves path for moderates to lead way on HB2

Sen. Rick Horner didn’t create the mess, but he’s willing to roll up his sleeves to help fix it.Wilson County’s newest state legisla...

January 4th, 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 2nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Both sides to blame in HB2 repeal failure

TAR HEEL VIEW: Both sides to blame in HB2 repeal 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 22nd, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, fittingly, leaves office with a whimper

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. The North Carolina legislature passes a bad bill and sends it to Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory says the bill inclu...

December 21st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, fittingly, leaves office with a whimper

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. The North Carolina legislature passes a bad bill and sends it to Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory says the bill inclu...

December 21st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NC legislative leaders prove partisan arrogance

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC legislative leaders prove partisan arrogance

Protesters at the North Carolina legislature say actions limiting the next governor’s influence before he takes office were unconstitutional pow...

December 20th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal — A step forward or a surrender?

TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal — A step forward or a surrender?

We don’t particularly care right now about the politics behind the Charlotte City Council and Mayor Jennifer Roberts reversing course Monday and...

December 19th, 2016 |