Red herring argument disguised as pink flamingos

by Victoria Wakefield Last week, Progress N.C. turned the front yard of the N.C. General Assembly into a plastic pink flamingo zoo. Why? According to the people assembling the classic lawn ornaments outside of the Legislative Office Building, the liberal group’s efforts were to...

Conservatism offers moral alternative

by Lee Brett With an adoring liberal media bounding along happily at his heels, the Rev. William Barber has managed to portray North Carolina politics as a moral crusade. Perhaps you used to believe that conservatives simply held a different worldview and a different philosophy...

Legislature has time for bad bills

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Though the General Assembly has loitered past its scheduled conclusion, lawmakers still seem to have time to think of bad bills. Consider House Bill 803, Healthy and High Performance Schools Act. It is filled with mind-numbing amounts of detail in an...

Killers get out of jail on weekends

by Angela Hight Imagine that one of your loved ones had been murdered and your family had undergone the long ordeal of watching a trial. The murderer has been sentenced and (you think) is in jail for the rest of his life. All of a sudden on a Saturday morning trip to the grocery...

Protests are ‘Mayberry Mondays’

by Jim Tynen As I watched a recent Moral Monday display, there came to mind another blast from the past: Mayberry. A recent news story talked about Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town, and the model for Mayberry of TV fame. The town embraced that connection and used it to drum up...