Category: Opinion

  • Olympics should be about athletes, not the activists

    The saddest thing about the whole Gwen Berry incident is that media coverage, by and large, cares more about this individual’s activism than the extraordinary events that transpired that day for the athletes. DeAnna Price, the Olympian hammer thrower and 2019 U.S. hammer throw world champion, took first place during…

  • John Hancock’s giant middle finger against tyranny

    John Hancock is known for his sizeable signature etched on the Declaration of Independence. Nearly 250 years removed from his signing, almost everybody has been asked to offer their “John Hancock” on a document at some point in their life. It might be a myth that Hancock said, “There, King…

  • Why can’t journalists just be honest about guns?

    Recently, Judge Roger Thomas Benitez, a senior U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, ruled that the 1989 California assault weapon ban is unconstitutional. The ruling prompted the media to fall back on a common yet egregiously incorrect claim that the AR-15 is…

  • State blows it on history

    North Carolina has the worst history and civics standards in the Southeast. Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and Mississippi all got “exemplary” or “good” ratings.

  • North Carolina is leading by example with conservative budgeting

    At $6 trillion, President Joe Biden’s first budget calls for an unprecedented level of federal spending. Republican members of Congress who criticize the president’s plan are understandably reminded by Democrats that the GOP did not do much to resist—and even contributed to—excessive government spending during President Donald Trump’s time in…

  • Critical race theory is drenched in Marxist principles

    The political left wishes to discredit concerns over critical race theory (CRT) being taught in our schools by adverting it is nothing more than “political theater.” Unfortunately, their criticism is misplaced. The reality is that some North Carolina schools are actively pushing CRT doctrines, albeit not calling…

  • Got to pick a pocket?

    Combating poverty means improving education, strengthening families, and encouraging the entrepreneurship that leads to job creation and income growth.

  • WRAL’s weird Cooper coup proposal is lousy advice

    A political coup in North Carolina? That seems to be the suggestion of a WRAL editorial published on June 24. It bemoans the fact that state legislators aren’t spending enough money on public education. Here’s an excerpt from the editorial, which labeled the state Senate budget a “manifesto of…

  • Are tax cuts hurting North Carolina?

    Recent op-eds and editorials from the News & Observer have lambasted the state legislature’s plan to use a budget surplus to cut taxes. Similarly, Patrick Conway, an economics professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wesley Harris, an economist and a Democratic member of the state House of Representatives recently argued…

  • The parasite of a socialist culture

    While many will discuss the economic prevalence of socialist ideas among the youth of our society, the socialist grip on our culture is perhaps neglected. Socialism manifests in various ways in our everyday lives, even when we’re not talking about the economy. The upcoming generation of mothers, fathers, coworkers, neighbors,…