TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

TAR HEEL VIEW: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this past Sunday.If they’re serious...

September 19th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW — Cooper’s vetoes: Override 1, but let these 3 stand

TAR HEEL VIEW — Cooper’s vetoes: Override 1, but let these 3 stand

At the General Assembly’s summer school, playing hooky can postpone the final exam.Pivotal override votes on four bills Gov. Roy Cooper has veto...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper stands up for transparency, vetoes Wade’s bill

TAR HEEL VIEW: Cooper stands up for transparency, vetoes Wade’s bill

The doomsday prediction wasn’t scrawled on a cardboard sign, but printed in bold black ink at the top of the newspaper page.“Trudy Wade...

July 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

The good news: A bill awaiting Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature found the solution to the most legally dubious aspect of using automated camera syste...

July 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

Want to dust off the tackle box, grab the fishing poles and catch your own family seafood feast?On Tuesday, you’re fine. On Wednesday, you could...

July 4th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

EDITORIAL: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

Let the punishment fit the crime.That should be the takeaway following Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina...

June 28th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

TAR HEEL VIEW: Film incentives a shot in the arm for anemic industry

We wish North Carolina didn’t have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can’t ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Kissel appointment signals reform for American colleges

EDITORIAL: Kissel appointment signals reform for American colleges

Two of the biggest bugaboos plaguing American colleges — censorship and the dearth of due process in student disciplinary hearings — will ...

June 13th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Broken state prisons demand stout response

TAR HEEL VIEW: Broken state prisons demand stout response

When North Carolina prison officers weren’t gratuitously beating inmates or putting hot sauce on their testicles, they were selling them drugs, ...

June 9th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

EDITORIAL: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship,...

June 1st, 2017 |