Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 28, Number 8 – August 2019

On the cover

• Complying with Leandro: The state continues to grapple with ways to implement standards from the decades-old case



• Politics and polls, Page 2

• Quick Takes, Pages 3 – 5

• Intervention from governor’s adviser led to ACP document recall, Page 6

• Medicaid and the state budget, Page 8

• Bill to establish private liquor stores gets committee hearing but no vote, Page 9

• Alcohol legislation: Closer to parity, Page 10

• Complying with Leandro, Page 12

• Leandro timeline, Page 12



• Ilya Shapiro: Supreme Court rulings impact N.C. election maps, taxing authority, Page 19



• Joseph Coletti commentary: Paying for schools faster, cheaper, better, Page 14

• Jay Schalin commentary: UNC-Asheville should divest itself from irresponsible political posturing, Page 15

• George Leef commentary: Exposing the moral flaws in our higher education system, Page 16

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Lawmakers need little time to secure major property-rights protection, Page 17

• Kristen Blair commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm, Page 18

• Terry Stoops commentary: Conservative, centrist educators can no longer ‘shut up and teach,’ Page 18

• Editorial: Taking partisanship out of the state redistricting battle, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Remembering Leanne Powell: Distiller, creator, innovator, leader, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Should we just allow the economy to work it out?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Americans must stay alert, heed lessons from rising stealth Corbynism, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: We’re asking the wrong questions, Page 23

• Jordan Roberts commentary: Republicans need to seize health care debate, Page 24


Commentary by John Hood

• Stop posturing on immigration reform, Page 2

• Redistricting should favor voters, Page 21

• Community colleges deliver great value, Page 21