TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

A ruling from the N.C. Supreme Court last week means that victims of the state’s forced sterilization program who have been waiting for more tha...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

Low-skilled workers aren’t earning enough to provide for themselves and their families. The way we see it, there are two ways to remedy this.Fir...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

Federal judges will begin deciding today whether elected officials can lead the public prayers that often open town, city and county government meetin...

March 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered a well-aimed veto Thursday.“We need less politics in the courtroom, not more,” he said in rejecting House Bill 1...

March 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Rep. Virginia Foxx’s genetics bill a wrongheaded intrusion of privacy

TAR HEEL VIEW: Rep. Virginia Foxx’s genetics bill a wrongheaded intrusion of privacy

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a strong conservative from North Carolina, has introduced a bill that’s anything but conservative. It goes against the ...

March 17th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: State support for junk science is a bitter pill

TAR HEEL VIEW: State support for junk science is a bitter pill

James Randi raises the bottle of sleeping pills to his lips and drains it as if it were a shot glass. There are no paramedics on standby to rush the s...

March 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Helping young drivers keep their cool

A North Carolina bill working its way through the state House is part of a recent national trend that requires driver’s education to teach stude...

March 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Spanking case raises corporal punishment questions

TAR HEEL VIEW: Spanking case raises corporal punishment questions

How far can a parent go to discipline their child?That is a question that made its way to the Court of the Appeals of North Carolina earlier this mont...

March 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Shutting the public out of government should be a crime

TAR HEEL VIEW: Shutting the public out of government should be a crime

A state panel’s egregious violation of North Carolina’s open meetings law could lead legislators to enact criminal penalties for governmen...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

If you want accountability, change the law.That’s the takeaway from a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling handed down last week that upholds ...

March 13th, 2017 |