Category: In My Opinion

Let everyone have a real voice in Chatham County government by eliminating the at-large system

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by Brian Bock Pittsboro, NC – I want to address the effort to expand the county board of commissioners one more time. This is a big issue and deserves much more in-depth discussion than it is currently receiving. Like many issues, the…

10 worst colleges for free speech in 2018

10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2018

Every year, FIRE chooses the 10 worst colleges for free speech — and unfortunately, 2017 left us with plenty of options: Campuses were rocked by violent mob censorship, monitored by bias response teams, plagued by free speech zones, and beset…

Recent changes in the Chatham tax department policy

by Tom Glendinning Pittsboro, NC – This article will explain some recent changes in tax procedures, collection targets, and general strategy. These explanations are not definitive or necessarily written policy. They are derived form conversations with the Tax Collector and…

Triangle transit plans face red lights

by Jim Tynen Raleigh, NC – Two recent news stories show how big transit plans are already causing financial strain in the Triangle, even before all the plans are drawn up. Previous Civitas articles and blog posts have explained why…

One year after HB2 passed North Carolina economy is booming

Raleigh, NC – Despite dire predictions, one year after HB2 passed, the sky has not fallen and North Carolina remains a regional and national powerhouse. With a projected half-billion surplus and record-setting hotel occupancy and tourism, Governor Cooper and Democratic…