Category: Civil Society

  • Bust bullying, boost school success

    Mean girls and callous boys are nothing new. They’ve stalked school hallways and commandeered cafeterias for years. Yet bullies’ arsenal of pain-inflicting tools has never been more relentless; smartphones and social media platforms have erased boundaries of time and space. Anytime, anywhere: So go the slings and arrows of the…

  • New group goes beyond ‘no,’ seeks better ‘yes’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 699: When primarily left-of-center groups offer big-government solutions to address society’s ills, limited-government advocates often respond “no.” But there’s no reason for the discussion to end there. Charitable and private-sector groups often can address problems with much greater effectiveness. That’s the idea behind…

  • High-profile N.C. election contests feature debates this week

    Candidates vying for two of North Carolina’s highest-profile political jobs face each other in public debates during the next week. Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, both Republican incumbents, face their respective Democratic challengers, state Attorney General Roy Cooper and former state Rep. Deborah Ross. Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief…

  • Campaign update, September 19, 2016

    • There won’t be any “grand bargain” on House Bill 2 after all: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts announced this morning that the Charlotte City Council would not consider a measure repealing the city ordinance that prompted H.B. 2. Had the council voted to repeal, then the General Assembly…

  • Regulations hinder food truck ministry

    SALISBURY — What stands between dozens of unemployed men and the potential road to economic independence? A state regulation requiring food truck owners either to buy a restaurant or rent space in someone else’s commercial kitchen.