Opinion

I lost my daughter due to toxic water exposure—I deserve my day in court

For decades, veterans, their families, and civilian staff stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have sought justice for the unlawful exposure to toxic water. Due to an obscure North Carolina statute, those impacted have been denied the opportunity to seek justice via the judicial system. Proposed legislation currently under review in...

J.M. Ensminger
Opinion

Do we want a providing or a protecting government?

Today’s progressivism is a bore. The constant demand for more and more government spending places progressivism on a path toward destruction. Debt, inflation, and a diminished existence for the citizenry — that’s all the result of constant cries for more and more spending and government action. Shouldn’t we be asking more profound questions about what...

Ray Nothstine
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses the U.S. Supreme Court abortion case leak

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the shocking leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion in a high-profile abortion case. King offered these comments during the May 6, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
News

What is Internet stacking? How Musk’s Twitter buy impacts online speech

Elon Musk is expected to be named interim CEO after his deal to purchase the platform for $44 billion is finalized, CNBC is reporting. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said earlier this week. “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of...

Theresa Opeka

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How Fed’s rate hike could affect NC’s hot real-estate market

After a historic period of rock-bottom interest rates and equally historic infusions of cash into the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates yesterday by a half of a percentage point and announced plans to reduce their $9 trillion balance sheet. Both of these moves are aimed at fighting rising inflation,...

David Larson
Video

Former N.C. Chief Justice Mark Martin reacts to U.S. Supreme Court leak

Mark Martin, dean of the Regent University School of Law and former chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, discusses the leak of a draft opinion in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court abortion case. Learn more here: “Leaked opinion signals overturn of abortion law, jeopardizes integrity of SCOTUS.” Martin offered these comments during a May...

Mitch Kokai
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Campbell Law Professor Greg Wallace responds to shocking U.S. Supreme Court leak

Greg Wallace, professor of law at Campbell University, discusses the leak of a draft opinion in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court abortion case. Learn more here: “Leaked opinion signals overturn of abortion law, jeopardizes integrity of SCOTUS.” Wallace offered these comments during a May 3, 2022, interview with Mitch Kokai.

Mitch Kokai
Opinion

Double taxes for the unvaccinated and other outrageous stories

I’m up here at a conference in Washington D.C. and met somebody from Raleigh who is a fan of Carolina Journal and he told me he liked the outrageous stories segment. It’s nice to hear from readers and I try to pick out content that has a broad appeal. Here are a few stories that...

Ray Nothstine