Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield

Editor Rob Schofield oversees day-to-day newsroom operations, authors regular commentaries, and hosts a weekly radio show/podcast.

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In defeat for pork industry, U.S. Supreme Court okays California animal cruelty law

By: - May 11, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in a case challenging a California law approved by that state’s voters in 2018 that could have a significant impact on pork producing states like North Carolina. As was explained in this column last Spring, the case revolved around a law that requires all pork sold in the nation’s […]


Five simple reasons Gov. Cooper’s promised abortion bill veto must be sustained

By: - May 9, 2023

It’s been fifty years now since North Carolina women secured the basic right – if not always the practical ability – to control their own bodies when it comes to deciding whether to carry a pregnancy to term. If Republican legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly get their way, however, that fundamental human right […]

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Monday numbers: E.D. meds vs. abortion pills and the hypocrisy in how they’re regulated

By: - May 8, 2023

Every day, all day, on countless electronic media platforms – but especially on sports radio and TV – American consumers are inundated with commercials for “erectile dysfunction” medications. The ads and their promises of immediate online consultations with physicians and the swift delivery of low-priced pills in “discreet packaging” have become so ubiquitous that many […]

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NC House Committee approves bill to effectively repeal state’s concealed handgun carry law

By: - May 2, 2023

The North Carolina House Judiciary 2 Committee voted 7-4 on Tuesday to approve House Bill 189 – a bill that would make it lawful for any person 18 years or older to carry a concealed weapon in the state without a permit. The so-called “constitutional carry” legislation would repeal a system that’s been in effect […]