TAR HEEL VIEW: A little empathy would be good in a split America

TAR HEEL VIEW: A little empathy would be good in a split America

Empathy: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of anoth...

September 26th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Justice won’t be achieved through rioting and looting

TAR HEEL VIEW: Justice won’t be achieved through rioting and looting

People have a right to protest; they have a right to be enraged by what they believe is an injustice. They do not, however, have a right to damage pro...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal falls through due to partisan politics

TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal falls through due to partisan politics

The carrot was dangling inches from our fingertips and just before we could grab it, it was quickly snatched away.The carrot in this instance was havi...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership that is most responsible for House Bill 2 tossed that football — well, hand grenade might be a mo...

September 21st, 2016 updated: September 21st, 2016. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Presidential candidates should’t keep medical secrets

TAR HEEL VIEW: Presidential candidates should’t keep medical secrets

The reluctance of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be fully transparent about their health records highlights the need for a more accountable ...

September 19th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Can we still meet our founders’ vision?

TAR HEEL VIEW: Can we still meet our founders’ vision?

The U.S. Constitution is never discussed more widely than in a presidential election year, something both ironic and coincidental since we harbor a su...

September 16th, 2016 |  


No middle ground: Forest Coleman stick to party lines

No middle ground: Forest Coleman stick to party lines

Red meat was on the menu Tuesday night as Barton College in Wilson hosted the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s lieutenant gove...

September 15th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Final call for reset on HB2

TAR HEEL VIEW: Final call for reset on HB2

When Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Boston elected to cancel concerts earlier this year to bring attention to the passage of HB2, The Public Facilit...

September 14th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: A new era of challenges for labor market

TAR HEEL VIEW: A new era of challenges for labor market

Consider the textile industry. In 1894 it was a mainstay of the New England economy. In the 20th Century the mills were moved south to take advantage ...

September 13th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the state legislature’s new election law underscores the folly of wrongheaded laws that the legislature insis...

September 12th, 2016 |