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A bill that would allow state officials to study performing mental health screenings on public school students has begun making its way through state legislative committees, the Journal’s Richard … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? In a bombshell … more
The abrupt end to President Donald Trump’s summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may strike some as a huge embarrassment for a president who portrays himself as the ultimate dealmaker. It … more
When I was 20 years old and living in Australia, my roommate persuaded me to go on a seven-day fast. I — someone who loves a buffet more than puppies on Christmas morning and who considers apple … more
A judge’s ruling last week that nullifies two amendments to the N.C. Constitution was the wrong solution to the right problems. And it should be overturned on appeal. One amendment requires … more
Whether he’s a big believer in the Constitution or just terrified of a President Bernie Sanders with unchecked power, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis got it right Tuesday on President Trump’s so-called … more
A flurry of bills introduced in the state House seeks to provide more flexibility for public school districts’ calendars. They deserve to pass despite resistance from members of the legislature who … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT Who says bipartisanship is dead? Congratulations to state Reps. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) for teaming up to try to get $7.5 million for … more
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
Now it’s the Southern Baptists’ turn. After two Texas newspapers published detailed reports of 20 years of sexual abuse allegations involving Baptist clergy and volunteers, denominational … more
Cheri Beasley follows some formidable footsteps as the first African-American woman and second African-American to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Greensboro’s Henry … more
The news of a sweeping public lands conservation bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week sounds good on its surface — and it is. But it’s only one part of a larger environmental picture that … more
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