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  • Charter school advocates should watch for complacency

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: North Carolina’s public charter school movement has seen great success in recent years. Success appears to have bred some complacency. That’s the assessment from Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research. Stoops explains why charter school advocates need to be…

  • Lawmakers raise concerns about cost of new UNC building projects

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: N.C. lawmakers recently heard a progress report on the nearly $1 billion in bond funding voters approved for new building construction and renovation projects throughout the University of North Carolina system. Several legislators raised questions about a single data point: the $464…

  • News media’s campaign finance law exemption should be extended

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: News media outlets have enjoyed longstanding exemptions from federal and state campaign finance restrictions. It makes sense to extend those exemptions to nonprofit social and civic groups that also inform the public. That’s the argument from Jon Riches, director of national litigation…

  • Southport megaport plan goes nowhere

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 760: A 600-acre waterfront property in Southport set aside for a state-run “megaport” remains vacant, and the N.C. State Ports Authority has no plans to develop or sell it. The property’s most recent tax appraisal also shows the land is worth half its…

  • At least two contenders line up for 2018 N.C. Supreme Court election

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 759: Incumbent Republican N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson will face at least one opponent in her 2018 re-election bid. Democrat Anita Earls of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice has announced plans to run for Jackson’s job. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief,…

  • Wake Forest professor contends free speech, ‘safe spaces’ can co-exist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 759: Many people believe the idea of “safe spaces” on college campuses conflicts with the notion of protecting free speech. Professor James Otteson of Wake Forest University’s Eudaimonia Center offered a different take during a recent public program. Otteson says he believes universities…

  • Latest climate data suggest ‘lukewarming,’ not overheating

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 759: The Trump administration has pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement and dumped the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. That doesn’t mean the world is on its way to overheating. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study…