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April 26, 2018

It takes a lot of gall for cities that rely on involuntary taxation to penalize private charity.

Fayetteville has made headlines for its bizarre ban on driver-to-pedestrian exchanges, an ordinance that targets panhandling but attempts to skirt court rulings that make it illegal to banish beggars.…

April 25, 2018

Here’s what North Carolina public school educators face in providing a quality education to the state’s children:

School buildings where sewage seeps up through floors and plaster falls from ceilings.

Text books so old it is hardly a joke that they seem to treat the Civil War as a…

Teacher Protests Kentucky-10

April 24, 2018

Have you noticed how spending on welfare and other benefits for the poor is bankrupting the federal government? Neither have we. The Congressional Budget Office this month forecast a vast increase in the federal debt over the next decade, due in large part to the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion…

SNAP

April 22, 2018

Our state’s flagship public university can no longer hide behind federal student privacy laws when it comes to shielding the people it’s disciplined for sexual misconduct from scrutiny.

A unanimous three-judge N.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that the University of North…

April 22, 2018

Those who are working to ban the use of corporal punishment in the public schools of Robeson County were confident going into Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, believing they had identified six out of the 11 members who would raise their hand to end this sanctioned use of violence…

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April 21, 2018

Voting in the 2018 primary is under way and more than 1,000 people have already cast ballots in One Stop Early Voting for candidates in Republican and Democratic races for county, state and federal offices. 

The countywide races for Pitt County sheriff, district attorney and state Senate are…

April 21, 2018

Argh.

Some of North Carolina’s ferries will be sporting pirate flags this summer.

No, the ferries will not be looting, pillaging and stripping the booty from Tar Heel shipping (although this might be an intriguing solution to raising state revenues without taxes).

Rather, the Cedar Island,…

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April 20, 2018

We should not be clamoring for special counsel Robert Mueller to be fired. That ship has sailed. While the Russian collusion investigation seems to be withering away, having yielded no evidence that might impugn President Trump, a new investigation has been spun off in New York City, targeting his…

Trump Russia Probe-1

April 18, 2018

College students may not understand free speech, but at the University of North Carolina, professors seem plenty willing to teach them.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council voted 28-4 last Friday to adopt the “Chicago Principles,” a document that expresses support for freedom of…

April 17, 2018

Will Paul Ryan unshackle himself from Donald Trump and give a full-throated defense of the rule of law? Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, we urge him to do so.

Ryan must be clear: Any attempt by the president to quash the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an…

US Ryan
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