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  • Setting the record straight on N.C. teacher pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 723: Gov. Roy Cooper’s State of the State address singled out several public school teachers for special recognition. Among them was a Raleigh high school teacher who spends money from her own paycheck to buy school supplies. Cooper didn’t mention that the teacher…

  • Correcting the record about Hamilton’s political liberalism

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 723: Thanks in part to a widely lauded Broadway musical, American Founder Alexander Hamilton has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. But many of those singing Hamilton’s praises misread his political philosophy. Richard Salsman, visiting assistant professor of political science at Duke University, explains…

  • Raise the Age campaign returns to N.C. spotlight

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 723: Those who want to shift nonviolent 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders from North Carolina’s adult court system to the juvenile system are making another push toward that goal this year. The “Raise the Age” campaign moves forward as North Carolina has seen…

  • Cooper, Berger offer different picture of N.C.’s current state

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 723: Gov. Roy Cooper promoted his first State of the State speech as an effort to find “common ground” with the legislature. Meanwhile, Senate leader Phil Berger’s response to Cooper blamed the governor for sabotaging efforts to reach common ground on the high-profile…

  • Fixing N.C. criminal code includes focus on ‘mens rea’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 722: It’s entirely possible for a North Carolinian to be charged, prosecuted, and convicted of a crime, even if he had no reason to believe his conduct was wrong. That’s a problem. It gets to the erosion of a core legal principle known…

  • Legislators focus attention on college campus safety

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 722: A November 2016 attack at Ohio State University, which hospitalized 11 people, has promoted a renewed interest among N.C. lawmakers in college campus safety issues. A legislative oversight group listened recently to a presentation from Brent Herron, the UNC system’s associate vice…

  • N.C. government conflicts place spotlight on state constitution

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 722: The N.C. Constitution is generating plenty of headlines these days, with near-constant skirmishes pitting a new Democratic governor and the Republican-led General Assembly. John Dinan, professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, discusses the disputes. Dinan…

  • Obamacare replacement proposal generates conservative criticism

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 722: Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare took a recent step forward with a proposal from U.S. House Republicans. But the GOP plan has generated mixed reviews, with some conservatives labeling the proposal “Obamacare Lite.” Katherine Restrepo, the John Locke Foundation’s director of…