Attack on Carolina Review a reminder toxic campus culture must end

While the government can’t do a lot of things well, one primary task it must improve upon is securing inherent rights. Unfortunately, many public universities across this nation are finding it easier to restrict speech, while empowering mobs to shout down any dissent from woke-minded narratives. One of the latest examples of the attack on...

Ray Nothstine

Two critical reforms to N.C.’s Emergency Management Act 

 Looking into January, state legislative sessions will begin across the nation. For many states, a critical focus point will be on the emergency powers those states’ governments have exercised in the wake of COVID-19.  North Carolina is no exception. Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 executive orders have been controversial and provocative. These orders have led to...

Donald Bryson

Time for Cooper to deal

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been re-elected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to accomplish. A sweet as that victory must taste to the governor and his team, his ability to convert the ballots North Carolinians cast in 2020 into policy achievements will...

John Hood

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Opportunity lost? The education empire strikes back at school choice 

Traditional public school wasn’t working for Charlonda Brown’s two sons.   Her eldest, Amoree, attended private school until the second grade, but Brown lost her job, and the change in circumstances sent him back to public school. When Amoree returned to public school, he found himself miles ahead of other students in his class and became...

Lindsay Marchello

State Board of Education not disclosing vote to sue over H.B. 17

The North Carolina State Board of Education last month used a rare exemption to go behind closed doors and vote on a lawsuit against the state. Board members have yet to disclose which members supported and opposed the lawsuit, a move that’s at odds with public meeting standards, said Jonathan Jones, director of the Sunshine...

Kari Travis

2017 session opens Wednesday, but real work starts later

The 2017 long session of the General Assembly starts Wednesday, and the first day is likely to be more ceremonial than substantive. Once members are sworn in and leaders in the House and Senate are elected, lawmakers will head home. They return Jan. 25 to get to work in earnest. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will gavel...

Barry Smith