Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 8 – August 2016

On the cover

• Climate alarmists target JLF, others

• Experts call activists’ ‘Web of Denial’ an attack on free speech

• Feds: Energy tax credit recipients confidential


North Carolina

• NCGA short session saw tax cuts, added savings, Page 2

• Legislators left some business unfinished in short session, Page 3

• Hispanic group joins growing fight against overcriminalization, Page 4

• Auditor candidate compares Clinton and Edwards cases, Page 5

• Next treasurer may face tougher scrutiny on outside jobs, Page 6

• Sponsors: Amendment lowering income tax cap will be back, Page 7

• RNC platform urges Congress to embrace ‘Right to Try,” Page 8

• State audit: Tiny Martin Community College muffed financial reports, Page 8


Local government

• JLF: Bike lanes multimillion-dollar vanity project for elites, Page 9

• Wake elections board appeals decision outlawing local districts, Page 10

• Justices: N.C. cyberbullying law vague and unconstitutional, Page 11

• Michael Lowrey commentary: Fayetteville’s bush-league stadium plan, Page 11



• Education reforms highlighted during 2016 legislative session, Page 14

• Free-speech case settlement at N.C. State could set precedent, Page 15

• Issues in Higher Education: N.C.’s new higher-education budget spends more and saves less, Page 16

• Terry Stoops commentary: School choice by the numbers, Page 17

• George Leef commentary: Hillary’s proposals would make things worse, Page 17



• Troy Kickler commentary: Fort Dobbs linked North Carolina to the first ‘world war,’ Page 18

• Interview: Bolitho: Comey’s handling of Hillary email case ‘struck me as odd,’ Page 19

• Editorial: Outside influence in government, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: A short, productive session for conservatives, Page 20

• Editorial: Dems’ H.B. 2 blitz, Page 21

• Editorial: Back to the future, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Candidates go their own way, Page 21

• Media Mangle: Leaks betray media defenders, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: The declining U.S. labor force, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: The right diagnosis but the wrong answers, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Safety, security dominate message from RNC, Page 23


Parting Shot

• ACC plans move to Bristol, Conn., as protest over H.B. 2 (a CJ parody), Page 24