Opinion (Page 577)

  • Racial intimidation at N.C. State

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, North Carolina State University Prof. Phillip Muñoz's political science class on "Law and Justice" was interrupted by a group of black students. The group passed out slips of paper to students as they entered the classroom, then lined up along the side wall of the classroom.

  • Edwards’ Mysterious Billion

    North Carolina's junior senior got a lot of press attention earlier this week by announcing that a bill he supported would provide $1 billion to NC schools. But the bill didn't do that, and he actually opposed another measure that did hike federal funding for NC schools big time.

  • Research Devil’s Triangle

    Boosters of government research subsidies accept uncritically the idea that more taxpayer spending means higher economic returns. Unfortunately, this simplistic model is being used to defend UNC and special-interest pork from budget cuts.

  • Exposing Enviro-Extremism

    Articles in the current issue of two similarly sounding magazines, The American Spectator and The American Enterprise, illustrate the dangers of relying on radical environmentalists to shape policies based on science rather than myth.

  • Edwards’ Unwelcome Attention

    Now that Sen. John Edwards is running for president, conservatives in the Washington media are starting to take notice of him, and not in flattering ways, as the recent nomination fight over Judge Charles Pickering illustrates.

  • Now That’s a Legislature

    If N.C. House members represented the same number of citizens as do their counterparts in Vermont or New Hampshire, we could have 2,222 representatives in that body. Sound ridiculous? But the body couldn't meet often or long enough to do any real damage.

  • Liberal Groups to Grow

    Despite having far more lucrative sources of funds, leftist groups will continue to be viewed as outgunned, outmanned, and closer to average citizens than conservatives, though the opposite is far closer to the truth.