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OUR VIEW: Everyone’s wrong on House Bill 2 — and here’s why

OUR VIEW: Everyone’s wrong on House Bill 2 — and here’s why

North Carolina has found itself in the national spotlight over a law that has been a complete domino effect, full …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Complex issues of gender identity deserve discussion

Tuesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court, unless it’s overturned, will invalidate part of House Bill 2. The 4th Circuit …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

Common-sense compromise still possible on HB2

How we got to this point will be a sad and confusing chapter in North Carolina’s political and social history. …

April 20th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

OUR VIEW: Residents come together to revive Richmond County

A quiet revolution is taking place in Richmond County. Its leaders are business owners and community stakeholders, and its weapons …

April 16th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

OUR VIEW: Rockingham Speedway owners must break their silence on track’s future

For more than a year, the owners of Rockingham Speedway have done their wheeling and dealing with a former lender …

April 9th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

OUR VIEW: Companies aren’t ‘bullying’ by voting with their wallets against HB2

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — in the …

April 7th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or …

April 2nd, 2016 updated: April 2nd, 2016. |  

Make police bodycam videos public

We’ve heard this song so many times before that we’ve memorized the lyrics. It always goes like this: “We’d like …

April 1st, 2016 |  

Emory University flunks Trump backers’ free-speech test

Remember when college classes were about having open discussions about a wide range of topics? There was a civil discourse …

March 29th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy

Could the Carolina Comeback fall victim to the Carolina Throwback? The former catchphrase refers to the Tar Heel State’s economic …

March 25th, 2016 |  

GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

GOP chairman’s censure shows establishment’s struggle for control

The Republicans control the Executive Mansion and the state House as well as the Senate. It had been more than …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Trump relies on free speech, yet seeks to muzzle media

OUR VIEW: Trump relies on free speech, yet seeks to muzzle media

Donald Trump wants to dent the same shield that protects his own hide. The bombastic billionaire and Republican presidential front-runner …

March 19th, 2016 |  

It’s up to us all to ensure government operates in sunlight

It’s up to us all to ensure government operates in sunlight

A poll conducted by Elon University three years ago found that 65 percent of people in North Carolina were unaware …

March 17th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

OUR VIEW: Vote for open government in Tuesday’s primaries

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and …

March 14th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom access

OUR VIEW: Fear, not fact, fuels vote on transgender bathroom access

The N.C. General Assembly wants to flush more of your money down the toilet to spell out where you can …

March 5th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Public employees’ disciplinary records must be unsealed

If you need any evidence that North Carolina’s laws concerning public employee discipline and closed meetings fail the residents of …

February 19th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Campus lessons on race, politics and free speech

OUR VIEW: Campus lessons on race, politics and free speech

Lessons on free speech and the role of race in politics are taking place outside the classroom at the University …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Understand your rights and responsibilities in traffic stops

We were struck by the sheer beauty of a simple solution to the difficult problem of police traffic stops. A …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

Do elected officials’ public prayers violate the separation of church and state? That’s the question the 4th Circuit Court of …

January 30th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

Voters won’t be able to decide whether to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of Anson County this year. The …

January 27th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Protect student privacy from school snoopers

OUR VIEW: Protect student privacy from school snoopers

A state legislator has joined free-speech advocates in an effort to protect students’ private online messages from prying eyes. Rep. …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Lottery fever shows N.C.’s hypocrisy on video sweepstakes

OUR VIEW: Lottery fever shows N.C.’s hypocrisy on video sweepstakes

Powerball fever gripped the nation this week as millions purchased tickets for the chance to win Wednesday’s $1.6 billion jackpot. …

January 16th, 2016 |  

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