Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 4 – April 2016


• Randolph megasite not ready for prime time

• State Bar fights complaint involving Cooper


North Carolina

• McCrory-Cooper battle set for November election, Page 2

• Officials: Voter ID law did not cause long wait at polls, Page 3

• Experts: Anonymous speech was essential to nation’s founding, Page 4

• ‘Right to Try’ advocates push patient medical freedom, Page 5

• N.C. Lottery chief gets tough questions from lawmakers, Page 6

• Obama’s Clean Power Plan rules called costly and ineffective, Page 7

• Celebration muted as Obamacare reaches sixth anniversary, Page 8


Local Government

• Senate Democrat walkout caps fiery NCGA ‘bathroom’ session, Page 9

• Raleigh putting ‘finishing touches’ on sidewalk dining rules, Page 10

• Boone ETJ case could affect land-use regulations statewide, Page 10

• Court says modernist house appropriate for neighborhood, Page 11



• Spellings promises accountability, transparency at BOG, Page 14

• UNC system campus free speech bill readied for short session, Page 15

• Issues in Higher Education: Federal ‘jungle of red tape’ crushing colleges and universities, Page 16

• Terry Stoops commentary: DPI database needs scrutiny, Page 17

• Stephanie Keaveney commentary: The risks behind guaranteed tuition plans, Page 17



• Troy Kickler commentary: Southern culture’s multiracial stew affects American music, Page 18

• Interview: Caldwell: Globalization great for urban elites, others not so much, Page 19

• Editorial: Health freedom despite Obamacare, Page 20

• Julie Tisdale commentary: Local governments should stick to core functions, Page 20

• Editorial: Governor’s race, Page 21

• Editorial: Costs vs. prices, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Let’s learn how to disagree, Page 21

• Media Mangle: Another round of media hysteria, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: One source of public anger, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Campaign unveiling distinct ideological strains, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: Unsatisfying, unnecessary policy confrontations, Page 23


Parting Shot

• GOP plan puts real choice in congressional elections (a CJ parody), Page 24