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You’ve likely seen talking heads or social media mavens blasting opposition to critical race theory by linking it to a refusal to teach American history. More specifically, the accusation often states that conservatives merely want to do away with teaching the history of the American civil rights movement or other black experiences in the past, such as slavery. It’s one of the most dishonest pivots in the public square today, particularly given that the American civil rights movement shares many qualities with conservatism.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 22 November 2021 14:11

OPINION: Cawthorn's handlers got it wrong

When Carolina Journal first reported first-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s intention to abandon his current district next year to run in an adjacent one, CJ quoted Cawthorn as saying his decision was part of “a strategy to increase conservativism in North Carolina.”

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:45

Cancel culture at UNCW drives leadership out

WILMINGTON — Describing a culture of silencing conservative voices at UNCW, one trustee was driven to quit last week with an openly critical post of Seahawk nation on Facebook. Former UNCW Board of Trustees member Woody White revealed what he sees as a troubling trend in treatment of conservative faculty and students.

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North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one of America’s key political battlegrounds. But when it comes to managing the state’s finances, the conservatives in charge of the state legislature are in tune with prevailing public sentiment.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 17 May 2021 12:00

OPINION: Fred Barnes taught me a lesson

I’ve written a regular column for nearly 35 years. It debuted in the Spring Hope Enterprise, a Nash County weekly, in the summer of 1986 and then quickly expanded to dozens of other daily and community papers.

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Dan Bishop is among one of the most conservative members of Congress in the past 50 years.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson frequently brags that he’s not a politician, but that doesn’t mean he’s not incredibly savvy when it comes to politics. Robinson, whose main task consists of presiding over sessions of the N.C. Senate, is elevating the importance of first principles lost by so many in our state and nation today.

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It’s been more than five months since former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams killed himself after being pushed into early retirement for offensive tweets. My friend David French and my colleague Robert Shibley already wrote powerful articles about it, but I knew eventually I needed to say my piece. 

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In the twilight of his political career, Ronald Reagan made the media rounds to discuss his administration, legacy, and unfinished business. During several of these interviews, Reagan went out of his way to criticize the longtime practice of gerrymandering electoral districts for partisan advantage.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 26 November 2018 20:18

COLUMN: Racial politics laid bare

With the Mississippi runoff for U.S. Senate taking place tomorrow, the South and its racial history played prominently in the news this week. A New York Times article this weekend said that Democrats speaking frankly about race risk alienating rural white voters who are already moving toward Republicans. Other articles highlighted Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith sending her daughter to a segregationist academy like the one she attended as a girl. Clearly, we haven’t reached the post-racial America envisioned by conservatives like Chief Justice John Roberts.

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