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February 12, 2018

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is a cautious guy. That’s a good trait for the senator leading his chamber’s Intelligence Committee.

In keeping with his deliberate style, Burr hasn’t commented on the report released by the House Intelligence Committee, which is chaired by Rep.…

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February 10, 2018

William Bernbach, a titan of Madison Avenue who died in 1982, said, “If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic.” The spinmeisters for Ram trucks must have taken Mr. Bernbach’s admonition to heart. With a Super Bowl commercial that used as its soundtrack a…

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February 09, 2018

The winter Olympics this year is set against the looming menace posed by one of the world’s most dangerous regimes — North Korea. Whether Pyongyang and the U.S. continue to trade threats of nuclear destruction is a challenge for politicians, diplomats and military strategists.…

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February 07, 2018

A century and a half after the South surrendered, the likenesses of Confederate soldiers could be ordered to retreat for their own safety.

The North Carolina Historical Commission is weighing Gov. Roy Cooper’s petition to relocate three Confederate monuments from the old state Capitol grounds…

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February 06, 2018

Filing for candidates seeking office across North Carolina begins Feb. 12. As far as certainty regarding the 2018 elections in the Tar Heel state goes, that’s about it.

Seriously. As we rolled into February there were uncertainties regarding Congressional district lines, state…

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February 05, 2018

The term “gerrymander” arose from an 1812 Massachusetts state Senate district so convoluted for partisan advantage that a cartoonist depicted it as a salamander. Since the mapmaking was done under the control of Gov. Elbridge Gerry, the new political creature was labeled a gerrymander.…

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February 03, 2018

Far Be it from us to oppose the disclosure of sensitive government information, subject to appropriate, and appropriately limited, national security considerations. Sunlight can indeed be the best disinfectant. Yet no one should confuse the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to release a…

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February 02, 2018

Chemours, the chemical company whose plant on the Cumberland-Bladen county line has been dumping the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River and apparently leaking it into the local water table, has offered to equip affected homes in the area around the plant with water filters.

The company recently…

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February 01, 2018

As he is sometimes able, President Donald Trump summoned his dignity, suppressed his grievances, and read scripted words uneventfully for 80 minutes last night, in his first State of the Union address. It amounted to an elegy for what might've been.

Rhetorically, the speech was more or less normal.…

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January 30, 2018

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis should renew efforts to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from dismissal by his superiors at the Justice Department now that a report has surfaced that President Trump tried to have him fired.

Tillis, a first-term Republican from Mecklenberg County, signed…

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