Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 27, Number 11 – November 2018

On the cover

• Spellings: Come and gone — UNC System president resigns (continued Pages 8-9)



• Quick Takes, Pages 2 – 7

• Playing with public money?, Page 10

• Looking to land auto plant, state pushed not-ready-for-primetime megabyte, Page 12

• Polls: Opinions on post-Florence policy ideas, Page 24



• Christian Miller: Expert contends our character is not as good as we might think, Page 18

• Matthew Ladner: School choice critics attack private schools over curriculum, Page 19



• Terry Stoops commentary: Do relocating businesses care about public school spending?, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: State’s fiscal health depends on more than just one politician, Page 15

• Roy Cordato commentary: Caring about science: Carbon is not carbon dioxide, Page 16

• Shannon Watkins commentary: Can higher ed revive rural North Carolina?, Page 17

• George Leef commentary: Exposing the harms of the ‘diversity delusion,’ Page 17

• Editorial: North Carolinians have reason to be optimistic, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: Weathering the storm through bold leadership, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Riders ultimately responsible for keeping scooters in Raleigh, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Why do we take risks?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: We can’t go back, and that’s the problem, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Senate Majority Leader McConnell is on a roll, reshaping the judiciary, Page 23


Commentary by John Hood

• Tell the truth about our schools, Page 21

• State should continue conservative reforms, Page 21

• Power grid cost deserves attention, Page 21