TAR HEEL VIEW: GOP Senators push for government transparency

TAR HEEL VIEW: GOP Senators push for government transparency

Every year, the General Assembly seems to sprout a bumper crop of bills that are downright loony. One of our current favorites is Sen. Dan Bishop̵...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

How should the press respond to President Donald Trump’s claim that “the fake news media” are “the enemy of the American peopl...

February 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Partisan politics digging a hole with HB2 repeal

In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” a prison guard orders the title character to dig him a ditch, which Luke does, only to be chastised, by a s...

February 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

We appreciate the discernment of the three N.C. Superior Court judges who last week issued a temporary restraining order to allow Gov. Roy Cooper to a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not going away

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not 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 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Another craft beer cap that’s bad for business

TAR HEEL VIEW: Another craft beer cap that’s bad for business

The craft brewing boom in Charlotte and across North Carolina is not only a great business story, but an example of good government.The explosion of f...

February 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Repeal HB2 before it’s too late

TAR HEEL VIEW: Repeal HB2 before it’s too late

It’s time to brace ourselves for another round of economic blows, courtesy of HB2.The NCAA has begun choosing venues for its 2018-22 cycle, and ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is ready to place campus censors on academic probation.The second-term Republican announced plans this week to work with state law...

February 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA running out of patience on HB2 repeal

TAR HEEL VIEW: NCAA running out of patience on HB2 repeal

The goal is still within reach, but time is ticking away.State lawmakers are facing renewed pressure to repeal House Bill 2, the unenforceable transge...

February 8th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Punishment for ‘sanctuary cities’ isn’t conservative

TAR HEEL VIEW: Punishment for ‘sanctuary cities’ isn’t conservative

In his crackdown on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with “sanctuary cities,” pledging in an executive or...

February 7th, 2017 |