Today, I'm excited to join the likes of attorney Jay Sekulow and U.S. Senator Mike Lee in contributing to Constituting America, a project of conservative leaders Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie. This summer, Constituting America is putting together a collection of essays on executive overreach. My piece focuses on how the Department of Education's response […]
In April, I wrote in an editorial at the Burlington Times-News that North Carolina attorneys needed to step up to the plate and enforce our state's public records law. Since then, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) has aggressively pursued any and all legal means of enforcing these laws, whether on our own behalf or […]
In recent months news outlets have been awash with stories about a teacher shortage in North Carolina as well as nationally (see Education leaders address NC teacher shortage crisis and Fewer NC students seeking teaching degrees). Anyone who has been watching the education landscape knows this dominant narrative. There is a teacher shortage (largely because […]
Federal prosecutors have dropped the case against a North Carolina small businesses owner. Lyndon McLellan, a convenience store owner in rural Robeson County, became an emblem for the many ways that IRS seizure and civil forfeiture laws have dogged run-of-the-mill business owners who operate with cash. For nearly a year, the 50-year-old Fairmont man has […]
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO has announced she's running for president, and she's drawing admiring profiles in the media, as in this one about five important qualities she brings to the field. That she is impressing political observers is no surprise to those who heard her at our Conservative Leadership Conference in March.