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July 08, 2018

Setting aside whether the Senate should confirm a Supreme Court nominee in an election year (the Merrick Garland rule) or whether a president should be allowed to appoint a justice while still under the cloud of the Russian meddling investigation (given the variety of issues such as whether a…

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July 07, 2018

After the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in February but before this year’s legislative session, N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said he wanted to address school safety issues but only those measures that could have bipartisan support.

But Moore killed a proposal similar to one included in a…

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July 06, 2018

On Sunday, when the state budget kicked into a new fiscal year, many employees across state government will get a nice boost to their paychecks: Their hourly wage will be elevated to $15, with the State Highway Patrol getting a little more.

Legislators added this adjustment last month in their now-…

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July 05, 2018

State fishing license requirements were suspended Wednesday in honor of the Fourth of July. If voters pass a constitutional amendment establishing the right to hunt and fish, could anglers enjoy the same freedom 365 days a year?

In short, probably not.

The text of Senate Bill 677, which places an…

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July 04, 2018

The future of abortion, voting rights and LGBT protections in the United States are just a few of the dozens of issues that depend on the selection of one person, which will in turn depend on the votes of a handful of centrist senators.

In vetting the next Supreme Court justice, those powerful…

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July 03, 2018

The European Commission's proposal to ban plastic straws, plates, cutlery and drink stirrers, and slash the consumption of many other single-use products, is more than just a nice, novel idea. It's a step urgently needed from every country — as plastic trash pours into the oceans at the rate…

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June 29, 2018

No agency or department of the U.S. government has unlimited power, but enforcing and maintaining the limits on power is often easier said than done.

One example of this is the fight between House Republicans and top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice over documents that Congress has…

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June 28, 2018

Those who run North Carolina’s largest and most successful businesses know they need flexibility to deal with an uncertain future. Placing artificial limits on revenue sources is bad business, irresponsible and poor management.

That is why it is curious that two of the state’s business…

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June 27, 2018

President Donald Trump escalated his trade conflict with China over the past week, threatening the People's Republic with tariffs on as much as $450 billion in products that it sells to the United States, which totaled $505.6 billion last year.

The proximate cause was China's threat to match U.S.…

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June 26, 2018

The World Health Organization has a lot on its plate these days. Ebola’s made a comeback in central Africa. There are still parts of the world where polio has yet to be rubbed out. The agency is looking into the beginnings of a cholera outbreak in Cameroon, and continues the fight against…

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