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Op Ed

June 28, 2017

The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature’s new budget plan was that it saved too much and cut taxes too much.

North Carolina would be better off, they argued, if the new budget had been more like Cooper’s…

020517Hood

June 28, 2017

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union.…

walter williams

June 28, 2017

The Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch

When Republicans campaigned last year on a pledge to "repeal and replace Obamacare," they failed to add, as has become obvious, "with something just as flawed."

Senate Republican leaders released their draft last week of the much-anticipated revision of the health-care…

June 27, 2017

The Kennebec, Maine, Journal

There's an energy boom under way in this country, and it's not in the oilfields.

Advances in solar power technology have brought down prices, putting photovoltaic panels in financial reach of millions of homeowners as well as small and medium-size businesses. There are…

June 27, 2017

To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie.

Lie One: Democrats and…

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June 26, 2017

About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

For more than 100 years, death rates have been dropping for Americans — but now, because of opioids, death rates are rising again. We as a nation are going…

020517Kristoff

June 26, 2017

The Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch

President Donald Trump’s much-prophesied destruction of the Republican Party has yet to come to pass and, for now at least, appears to be mainly wishful thinking on the part of progressives and their many pals in the national media.

Karen Handel’s 4-…

June 25, 2017

N.C. House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal includes sizable pay raises for school teachers and principals, boosts for other state employees and retirees, tax cuts for most households and businesses, a prudent deposit into…

020517Hood

June 25, 2017

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?

It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching…

CharlesKrauthammer

June 25, 2017

Most of the initial headlines about the final budget agreement announced last week by legislative leaders were ones they could have written themselves, touting raises for teachers and state employees, a cost of living increase for state retirees and hundreds of millions of dollars more in funding…

Chris Fitzsimon
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