Opinion (Page 619)

  • Degrees of Public Support

    UNC tuition ought to go up dramatically, but won't that be unpopular? A careful reading of opinion polls suggests that while voters favor university aid, they prefer work-study and tax breaks to the kind of direct grants the UNC system gets.

  • Who Was John Locke?

    Hint: he was not a locksmith. Carolina Journal's George Stephens has written an invaluable new book explaining the critical role of Locke's ideas in the founding of the American republic — and the need for their rediscovery today.

  • The Redistricting Homestretch

    The state supreme court has established three clear rules to guide restricting: respecting county lines, equalizing population, and ensuring compact districts. Will the legislature comply?…

  • N.C. State supports civil discourse, embattled professor

    Administrators and professors at North Carolina State University have come to the support of embattled Prof. Philip Muñoz. Muñoz's Political Science 205 class on Law and Justice was the site of an alleged racial attack Feb. 19, when a white female student, angered by the heated comments made about America…

  • Free Trade Gains for NC

    So-called conservatives have a very odd very of the nature and scope of government if they think it is OK to use guns to prevent me from buying Mexican-made socks or Malaysian-made toys for my son.

  • Wake County embraces ‘comprehensive education’

    Wake County school officials know better than to tell kids to abstain from dangerous activites. Now, thanks to “comprehensive education,” Wake County will keep children safe when they engage in dangerous activities — because after all, the kids are going to do them anyway.

  • A Newspaper’s Deafening Silence

    Jerry Bledsoe has written a damning book about reckless journalism at his former employer, the News & Record of Greensboro. Why haven't its editors responded in a substantive way?…

  • An Unholy Redistricting Mess

    Sorting out the implications of the N.C. Supreme Court's complex ruling on redistricting will take some time, but one clear loser was the cause of judicial restraint.

  • Slowpoke on Income Growth

    Yet another federal report has come out showing North Carolina lagging the rest of the region in economic growth. Personal income in the state barely grew from 2000 to 2001 — and much of the growth that did occur was in government cash.