We welcome a new year this weekend. As we do, Carolina Journal Radio recounts some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2016.

Roy Cordato explains the link between coercion and progressive public policies. Becki Gray describes efforts to limit overcriminalization in North Carolina. John Hood rebuts arguments from those who want to increase the government-mandated minimum wage.

Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education discusses threats to free speech on college campuses in North Carolina and across the country. James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation describes the dangers associated with a potential electromagnetic pulse attack.