Opinion

Defacing art will not solve climate change

A recent spate of flashy environmental “protests” has garnered international media coverage. These protests have included throwing mashed potatoes and soup at famous paintings and vegan activists dumping milk onto grocery store floors. Despite the support these activists have received, including from prominent media sources and financial support from oil tycoon families, the efficacy of these protests is questionable at best. These activists believe that any media...

Elijah Gullett
Opinion

Why I love North Carolina

The first person that came to my door when I moved to North Carolina introduced himself as “Cornbread.” Now moving from Mississippi, that’s no culture shock like it might be for the Northeastern transplants, but it was a little something out of an Andy Griffith episode. “Cornbread” talked about everything he needed to fix and...

Ray Nothstine
News

Split Appeals Court sides with N.C. Farm Bureau in animal waste regulation dispute

The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued an order blocking new state animal waste regulations as a legal dispute moves forward. The N.C. Farm Bureau Federation had requested the order. The group is fighting new rules from the state Department of Environmental Quality.

CJ Staff
Opinion

‘Save democracy! Kill free speech!’

George Orwell’s doublespeak is the dialect of the political left. The ease with which elected officials spew words that contradict our lived experiences is remarkable. President Biden celebrates the “Inflation Reduction Act” as inflation ravages American households. Vice President Kamala Harris says on national television that the southern border is “secure” despite the very real...

Amy Cooke
Opinion

Enjoy the sunrise

Enjoy the sunrise It’s 6:32 a.m. I am sitting on our concrete patio in the community of Bettie, Down East, in Carteret County, on a mottled aluminum bench facing directly east. The distinct odor of exposed mud flat and salt marsh permeates the air, indicating the tide has passed low and is now rising. I...

Nelson Paul

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Opinion

With climate emissions, Americans are not the problem

Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from a column that first appeared in the American Institute for Economic Research. IMPOVERISHING US IS NOT THE SOLUTION The Biden administration’s term of choice for the ridiculously named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is “historic.” One reason is its “climate change” promises. The monetary costs alone are enormous, which is strangely a point of...

Jon Sanders
News

Appeals Court blocks ruling favoring DEQ in animal waste regulation dispute

A unanimous panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed state environmental regulators to move forward with disputed animal waste regulations. The panel issued an order Thursday granting a temporary stay to the N.C. Farm Bureau Federation.

CJ Staff
Video

Cooke testifies before congressional committee on ‘climate misinformation’ claims

On Wednesday, September 14, Amy Cooke, CEO of the John Locke Foundation, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee Oversight and Investigations. The Democrat-led committee titled the hearing "The Role of Public Relations Firms in Preventing Action on Climate Change."

CJ Staff
News

Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court rules state can be sued for failing to protect fishing rights

A unanimous panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can be sued for failing to protect North Carolinians’ fishing rights. The decision could eventually lead to new restrictions on commercial fishing.

CJ Staff
Opinion

Visiting a nuclear reactor changed my perspective on energy

There’s still a lot of controversy surrounding nuclear energy here in the United States. People often fail to realize that nuclear energy is a zero-emission, clean energy source. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Burlington Nuclear Engineering Laboratory to learn more about the production of nuclear energy, and it’s clear to me that,...

Beth Reinhardt