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  • New book highlights growth of N.C. distilleries

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 731: It’s attracted much less attention than the booming craft brewing industry, but North Carolina’s craft distillery sector also has seen substantial growth in recent years. Proposals in the General Assembly could pave the way for even more growth. Carolina Journal Managing Editor…

  • Lawmakers target free speech on N.C. college campuses

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 731: Legislators are pushing forward with a bill that’s designed to protect free speech on North Carolina’s public university campuses. The measure calls on university system leaders to devise a plan to ensure individual campuses do not shut the door on free, open…

  • Brexit architect assesses impact for UK relations with Europe, U.S.

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 731: The political world is still coming to grips with Brexit, Britain’s vote in 2016 to leave the European Union. Matthew Elliott, senior fellow at the Legatum Institute, was CEO of the “Vote Leave” campaign that supported Brexit. During a recent visit to…

  • Support builds for N.C. Raise the Age campaign

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 730: The Raise the Age campaign picked up a high-profile endorsement recently. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin made a rare appearance at the state Legislative Building to tout the campaign. It would change state law to ensure that most nonviolent 16-…

  • Pharmaceutical freedom would help save American lives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 730: Government should do a better job protecting a longstanding right to self-medication. That’s the argument University of Richmond professor Jessica Flanigan made during a recent Hayek Lecture at Duke. Flanigan explained how restrictions tied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can…

  • Today’s political battles stem from contrasting views about the Constitution

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 730: Many of today’s most heated political debates are tied to competing interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. They date back to the earliest days of the American republic. That’s a key theme of Our Republican Constitution, a book from Georgetown University constitutional law…

  • N.C. class-size changes spark political debate

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 730: North Carolina lawmakers approved a compromise measure that puts off for one year new class-size restrictions in the earliest grades of the state’s public schools. School districts had complained that the new requirements would have forced them to lay off specialty teachers…