Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 26, Number 5 – May 2017

On the cover

• UNC campuses no longer free-speech zones?


North Carolina

• Mountain Faith Band makes play to inspire youth, Page 2

• Cooper’s reaction to House Bill 2 reset a missed opportunity, analysts say, Page 3

• Folwell pursuing fees from pension fund managers, Page 4

• High Point council OKs stadium, but where’s the team?, Page 5

• Jon Guze commentary: North Carolina brewers exploring all options to raise barrel threshold, Page 6

• Bill to award teaching scholarships limits choices for recipients, Page 7

• Quick Takes, Page 8

• House backs measure to study safety of outdated solar facilities, Page 9

• MIT’s green scheme, Page 10

• MerleFest reaches out to community in a variety of ways, Page 10

• Currituck County fed up with solar, Page 11

• Case studies in ‘free speech,’ Page 13



• Shannon Watkins commentary: Concerns raised over dual enrollment program, possible misconduct, Page 16

• Shannon Watkins commentary: How the academy is failing feminism, Page 17

• Kristen Blair commentary: Are smartphones making teens dumb and dumber?, Page 17



• Joe Henchman: N.C. tax reforms offer national example for other states to follow, Page 18

• Tevi Troy: Obamacare repeal, replacement should preserve best of U.S. health care, Page 19



• Rick Henderson commentary: No representation without affiliation, Page 14

• Jones Street Gems, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Rainy-day rules attract near-unanimous support, Page 15

• Editorial: Border Adjustment Tax a bill of goods, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: Sort through the numbers to learn the facts, Page 20

• Editorial: Impact fee policy needs clarity, Page 21

• Editorial: Don’t fear a robot invasion, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Left doubles down on double standard, Page 21

• Media Mangle: Are North Carolina distillers simply ahead of the curve?, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: What is your local economy?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Companies will flourish under free markets, not protectionism, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Burr working quietly to keep North Carolina safe, Page 23


Parting Shot

• Jordan, NBA lead fight against state feline (a CJ parody), Page 24