Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


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 |