Op Ed

August 19, 2017

The plight of rural North Carolina, like the weather, generates lots of talk but little action. Conditions in the rural east and west continue to deteriorate while urban and suburban areas are thriving.

UNC’s Carolina Population Center reports that between 2010 and 2016 nearly 75 percent of…


August 19, 2017

David Price’s colleagues in the Congress will smile knowingly at the actions of the 4th District representative from North Carolina. Because they know everything Price is proposing in the way of campaign finance reform is exactly right. But the veteran congressman doesn’t have a chance,…

August 18, 2017

Rural Americans feel "trapped" in their communities, stuck in unfavorable financial situations but unable, for both practical and lifestyle reasons, to move to more economically vibrant areas — so says a fascinating article in the August 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal. While the story…


August 18, 2017

The Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier

Nearly 1,000 people are fatally shot by police in the United States annually, but no one knows exactly how many — or more importantly why.

We know about 1,000 people died only because The Washington Post started an officer-involved shooting database…

August 17, 2017

South Bend, Ind., Tribune

When a report ranks Indiana as one of the country's worst five states for recruiting and keeping teachers, you begin to understand why school districts locally and statewide struggle to fill teaching positions.

Until recently, South Bend schools had about 100 teaching…

August 17, 2017

It should not have taken the death and injury of innocents to move our nation toward moral clarity. It should not have taken President Donald Trump's disgraceful refusal to condemn white supremacy, bigotry and Nazism to make clear to all who he is and which dark impulses he is willing to exploit to…


August 16, 2017

Fort Dodge, Iowa, Messenger

Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture took note of that development be proclaiming this week National Farmers Market Week.

In his proclamation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue…

August 16, 2017

Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male-female gap in the…

walter williams

August 15, 2017

The jury's still out on whether court-ordered redistricting will reduce Republicans' power in the legislature after the 2018 election, but it's becoming clear that the new districts could force out some incumbents from both parties — including a few African-American lawmakers.


Colin Campbell

August 15, 2017

Mankato, Minn., Free Press

Brazil and the United States are moving toward a trade war over ethanol, and Midwestern corn producers figure to lose.

President Donald Trump drew a great deal of electoral support from farm country USA last November, but his continuing interest in erecting trade barriers…

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