TAR HEEL VIEW: NC House hides police video from elected officials and public

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC House hides police video from elected officials and public

The elected officials in charge of North Carolina police departments will have less oversight authority than the hired help under a bill that passed t...

April 28th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

Howard Dean is wrong, but he isn’t alone.The former Vermont governor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate weighed in this week on the r...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

A professor says going to an optometrist for delicate eye surgery is like letting “a shoe salesman operate on your feet.”That’s a bi...

April 25th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans don’t mind regulation if it benefits big business

TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans don’t mind regulation if it benefits big business

If there ever were a bill that should have sailed through a conservative legislature, it was North Carolina’s House Bill 500.The bill, an omnibu...

April 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Speaker ban law paved path for campus censors

TAR HEEL VIEW: Speaker ban law paved path for campus censors

Microphones muted. Lecture halls dimmed. Debate squelched.That’s the outcome at far too many American colleges when faculty members or student g...

April 21st, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: ‘Policing for profit’ needs to end

EDITORIAL: ‘Policing for profit’ needs to end

Years ago, a Corvette cruised along the highway, adorned with “police” insignia and red and blue lights. On the back was this message: ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Feeding homeless against the law? That’s insanity

Feeding homeless against the law? That’s insanity

Food stamps and government assistance can be a bone of contention between conservatives and liberals, but who could object to private charity?Homeless...

April 19th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: General Assembly should repeal the labor sales tax hike

TAR HEEL VIEW: General Assembly should repeal the labor sales tax hike

A recently-filed bipartisan state bill to eliminate labor sales tax is a solid start toward correcting a legislative misstep. There’s no reason ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: General Assembly should protect free speech on campus

OUR VIEW: General Assembly should protect free speech on campus

From East Carolina University’s ban on posters and fliers with language “offensive to a member of or a visitor to the university community...

April 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Hitler references minimize horrors of the Holocaust

TAR HEEL VIEW: Hitler references minimize horrors of the Holocaust

Memo to politicians and their flacks: The next time you’re fumbling for a handy historical figure with whom to compare whoever you’re deno...

April 14th, 2017 |