S.C. founding father at center of U.S. Supreme Court election case

One of South Carolina's early governors – and one of the nation's most controversial founding fathers – is taking center stage in a critical U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could fundamentally alter the control of federal congressional elections.

Dallas Woodhouse

Tillis, Burr help pass same-sex marriage bill

North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has been working on fellow Republicans to support the Respect for Marriage Act, and found success Tuesday as it passed the chamber, 61-36. The U.S. House is expected to pass the bill by the end of the year. It will then go to President Biden's desk for signature. Opponents say it puts a target on religious organizations.

CJ Staff

Carolina Journal’s Donna King asks Senate leader Berger about abortion bills

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, about potential abortion legislation in the 2023 N.C. legislative session. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King

NC products and gadgets are filling out holiday shopping lists

Just 20% of North Carolinians plan to do their holiday shopping on Black Friday, compared to 40% on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year. The NC Chamber is highlighting products made in the state to make finishing your list a little easier.

CJ Staff

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No thanks to ‘Friendsgiving’

I stand, somewhat alone, as a Millennial who has resisted adding the term “Friendsgiving" to my personal lexicon. But even below the surface, I don't like the implication that you aren’t really giving thanks when feasting with friends rather than family. Also, it seems like another sign of the declining importance of the family unit in society, especially with younger generations. 

David Larson

A much needed Thanksgiving perspective

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a...

Mark Herring

Entrepreneurship and classical education: where opportunity and values meet

In recent years, the push for more STEM courses in K-12 education has advanced alongside calls for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk start new businesses that improve our quality of life and, perhaps more importantly to its political supporters, help the United States stay ahead of competitors abroad, particularly in...

Winston Brady

Making the Cape

On a clear, fresh May morning in 1973, my friend Brack Tesh and I pushed his Tanzer 14 sailboat through the salt marsh cord grass into the “Cut,” the local name for Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, North Carolina. The boat was fitted with snacks, drinks, and two surfboards tucked under the bow. Our destination was...

Nelson Paul

The enduring value of classical education

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made headlines for dodging a basic question: Should pornographic materials be in K-12 school libraries? Whitmer’s unwillingness to answer the question (which should be a resounding “No!”) is indicative of the state of mainstream education today. While many schools have excellent teachers who work within the mainstream system, public education in America is...

Josh Herring

Cries of voter suppression and other outrageous stories

The View Cries ‘Tremendous Voter Suppression,’ But ‘Huge Turnout’ In many states today they can literally harvest a ballot for you. Where’s all the voter suppression? Nevermind. It’s opinions from “The View.” The constant cries over voter suppression is one of the dumber narratives in this nation. Honestly, it would be nice if everything in...

Ray Nothstine