TAR HEEL VIEW: NC should restore film incentives

North Carolina’s film office counts just six TV and film productions in the Tar Heel State so far in 2016. Two of them, “Good BehaviorR...

August 19th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Water safety is no place for politics

TAR HEEL VIEW: Water safety is no place for politics

A goal for any top manager in a solid organization is to put good people in key positions and allow them to do their jobs. In other words, get out of ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Districting process must change to end gerrymandering

OUR VIEW: Districting process must change to end gerrymandering

Gerrymandering has been going on for so long in American politics that it is treated as a tool of the trade.The Republican-controlled General Assembly...

August 16th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: ECU’s campus speech codes hamstring students’ growth

TAR HEEL VIEW: ECU’s campus speech codes hamstring students’ growth

Students at East Carolina University are having a rough time transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, with many finding themselves ill-equipped fo...

August 10th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Attorney general is state’s lawyer, but also an arbiter

TAR HEEL VIEW: Attorney general is state’s lawyer, but also an arbiter

Is Attorney General Roy Cooper abandoning the job he has to run for the job he wants?Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and state Sen. Buck Newton are again ...

August 5th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: UNC goes on offense against NCAA probe

TAR HEEL VIEW: UNC goes on offense against NCAA probe

The University of North Carolina this week signaled to the NCAA that six years of taking a knee is enough, and sent a warning shot over Indianapolis t...

August 4th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NC Court of Appeals ballot not very appealing

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC Court of Appeals ballot not very appealing

Sometimes the worst corruption doesn’t happen when laws are broken, but when they are made.Case in point: Court of Appeals races are supposed to...

July 28th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: No HB2 repeal means no end to toilet politics

TAR HEEL VIEW: No HB2 repeal means no end to toilet politics

State lawmakers met their self-imposed deadline to disperse before Independence Day, but they left some unfinished business in their wake.The elephant...

July 5th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

OUR VIEW: Brexit prompts peeks at peaceful secession from U.S.

Secession.Something with which the United States is all-too familiar.In the late 1700s, the 13 colonies in the New World broke away from the rule of B...

July 1st, 2016 updated: July 1st, 2016. |  


No-fly list fails as screening tool for gun buyers

No-fly list fails as screening tool for gun buyers

To the average air traveler, the proposal oozes egalitarian simplicity. For war-weary Americans still haunted by the grim shadow of 9/11, it sounds su...

June 22nd, 2016 |