Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 27, Number 3 – March 2018

On the cover

• Toxic pipeline

• CJ wins three NCPA honors



• Quick Takes, Pages 2 – 5

• Farm forum discusses ways to boost N.C.’s top industry, Page 6

• Security expert warns lawmakers of dangers of EMP attack, Page 7

• Very real: UNC campuses training to respond to mass shootings, Page 8

• Cooper family solar farm’s shady transactions, Page 11

• Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Cracks in the process, Page 12

• Polls, Page 24



• Andrew McCarthy: Investigations linked to Clinton, Trump appear plagued by politics, Page 18

• Ilya Somin: Protecting private property rights critical to preserving free society, Page 19



• Julie Tisdale commentary: Meeting our needs without taking on more debt, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary; Democrats twist geographical disadvantage into rhetorical tool, Page 15

• George Ehrhardt commentary: How the one-size-fits-all college application hurts homeschoolers, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: Ensuring school and college work for career, Page 17

• Anthony Hennen commentary: Just how many diversity employees does the UNC system need?, Page 17

• Editorial: Governor Cooper’s separation anxiety, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: Protecting our investments in North Carolina, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: N.C. treats distilleries differently from breweries, wineries, but why?, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Will the new tax law’s inflation measure cost you?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Living with election maps drawn by judges, statisticians, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Two N.C. lawmakers leading the immigration debate, Page 23


Commentary by John Hood

• States can lead on roads, Page 21

• Democratic challenge isn’t just districts, Page 21

• New firms drive economic growth, Page 21