Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 28, Number 7 – July 2019

On the cover

• Drop it! Hands-free legislation brings questions of personal liberty, enforcement challenges



• CJ’s Travis honored by The Fund for American Studies, Page 2

• Polls, Page 2

• Quick Takes, Pages 3 – 5

• Poll gives Democratic Party 2020 advantage over Republicans, Page 6

• Governor’s commission makes draft recommendations to meet Leandro mandate, Page 7

• Struggle between Vidant, UNC illustrates complicated relationship, Page 8

• Brewery law compromise spurred by lawsuit, Page 9

• North Carolina has issued more than $1 billion in renewable energy tax credits, Page 10

• U.S.-trained foreign docs could fill family practice needs, but government stands in the way, Page 11



• Shaivya Pathak: N.C. doctor talks about growing shortage of physicians, Page 18

• John Windham: Court case challenges N.C. certificate-of-need restriction, Page 19



• Terry Stoops commentary: What teachers do in the summer and other mysteries, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Partisan squabble could overshadow clear need for disaster recovery reform, Page 15

• Magdalene Horzempa commentary: Why is UNC funding a ‘hub for social justice’?, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: Why the new SAT adversity score is a bad idea, Page 17

• Shannon Watkins commentary: Repairing academia’s crisis of meaning, Page 17

• Editorial: As parties become more ideologically cohesive, partisan control shapes state policies, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Helping craft distillers could have positive effect on N.C. image, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Which inflation measure should win?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: ‘Politainment’ in the era of Trump, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: 17 things in conference budget that protect and promote freedom Page 23

• Jordan Roberts commentary: Why are mental health issues among young people rising?, Page 24


Commentary by John Hood

• Boost health access by lowering cost, Page 2

• Don’t play favorites with business taxes, Page 21

• Federal funding harming state policy, Page 21