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 |  


FIRE releases list of free speech threats

FIRE releases list of free speech threats

Colleges across America used to be referred to as a marketplace of ideas. Students fought for the ability to express alternative views in the ’6...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Faculty lacks political perspective

Faculty lacks political perspective

See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigat...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


An an-cap’s message to the alt-right

An an-cap’s message to the alt-right

We both agree that the left’s preferred economic systems and values are defunct.We both see the left as the salient threat to liberty, prosperit...

February 21st, 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 |  


LETTER: Trash law a joke

To the editor:Trash all over. Why?Back in 2006 when I moved into this county, Rt. 220 was a nice highway. The median strip was beautiful.I can see why...

February 21st, 2017 |  


LETTER: The piano ghost

To the editor:When I was a kid, I heard a lot of ghost stories, and I was a strong believer that ghosts really exist.One evening, my mom, Willie Victo...

February 21st, 2017 |  


LETTER: Where are shared bathrooms allowed?

LETTER: Where are shared bathrooms allowed?

To the editor:I have a question I would like to have an answer to. Every day, when we turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper, there is something abou...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Groupthink makes you stink

Groupthink makes you stink

A friend of mine recently shared the following words with me:“Group-think makes you all stink. Group gods make you all frauds.”The approva...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 20th, 2017 |