Op Ed

November 23, 2017

It’s been 396 years since the first Thanksgiving. The menu was a bit different back then — canned cranberry sauce didn’t exist, potatoes weren’t part of the North American diet yet, and early settlers ate eel and shellfish. But a bird — turkey or other fowl — was…

Robin Ganzert

November 23, 2017

State Reps. Grier Martin and Cynthia Ball, both D-Wake, agree on most of the issues that come before the legislature, but it’s possible that 2018’s election could pit them against each other in the Democratic primary.

Martin and Ball are among at least four pairs of incumbents that…

Colin Campbell

November 22, 2017

Dealing with health insurers to get prescribed treatments and medications can be difficult for patients with physical ailments, but for those with mental health conditions, it can be especially painful. Insurance companies need to stop piling more administrative burdens on mental health patients…

Sarah Bowen

November 22, 2017

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning.

Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask just…

walter williams

November 21, 2017

President Donald Trump hailed his appointment of Jerome Powell to be the next Federal Reserve chair, citing Powell's "considerable talent and experience." Given the realistic alternatives, Powell was one of Trump's better appointments.

If the economy goes south in the next three years, however,…

albert hunt

November 21, 2017

North Carolina has already accomplished what Republicans in Washington want to pass — historic tax reform that caps or eliminates special-interest deductions, cuts tax rates, and encourages investment, business formation and job creation.

The process began in 2011, after the GOP took charge…


November 20, 2017

There seems no end to the recurring bad news about GenX, the possibly human carcinogen that’s been emitted in various ways for years from the Chemours plant on the Cumberland-Bladen county line. The chemical is used in the manufacture of some coatings that are made at the plant, including…


November 20, 2017

With abundant displays of general dysfunction and specific allegations of sexual assault and harassment becoming pervasive in Washington, it is worth remembering that there are good examples of decency and leadership that we can point to. Republicans need to look no further than Vice President Mike…


November 20, 2017

Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way.

Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs. The nation faces an unprecedented challenge brought on by President Trump's breathtaking irresponsibility. Republicans are pushing through the most reactionary tax bill…


November 19, 2017

Why are so many conservative evangelicals in Alabama still supporting Roy Moore? For that matter, why have so many evangelicals around the country spent the past two years embracing Donald Trump?

I just took part in a compelling conversation on this subject at the Faith Angle Forum, founded by the…

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