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December 31, 2018

As another year draws to a close, a year of Democratic resurgence in both national and local politics, I offer this challenge to incumbent and newly elected lawmakers alike. Do you really want to be leaders? Or do you just want to be politicians?

A mastery of politics is required to lead…

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December 31, 2018

Pride in our state’s exceptional history and traditions related to the Old West may help explain Texans’ clinging to some practices that should be consigned to the state’s past. That includes the death penalty, which continues to be carried out more frequently in Texas than…

Multiple Executions

December 30, 2018

Much of official Washington, members of Congress, and members of the press who regard themselves as wise heads on foreign policy are in a state of apoplexy over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. They make two points: The way he did it was wrong, and the…


December 29, 2018

Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina released a statement to remind us that the Trump administration’s tariffs are hurting a significant part of the state’s economy: the solar energy market that has been providing jobs and essential income for North Carolinians.…

Senator Collapses

December 28, 2018

“It’s not you, it’s me.”

After being spurned not once, not twice but thrice in the pursuit of a sexy employer with cash and cachet over the last six months, North Carolina may be starting to feel like the poor sap who keeps hearing lines like that.

First, it was the Army…

Amazon HQ2 North Carolina

December 24, 2018

It’s hard to top a late-season swoon or the star quarterback’s bum shoulder, but the winner for Headline Carolina Panthers Fans Didn’t Want To See Right Now is likely one that had nothing to do with the team’s on-field woes.

Instead, it was a report from the Charleston Post…

Panthers Changing Times Football

December 22, 2018

A bit of common sense and common decency intruded on Tuesday into the crazy world of Donald Trump.

In New York, the state attorney general announced that the president had agreed that the “charity” he used as a piggy bank has no reason to exist.

In Washington, a federal judge let a…

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December 21, 2018

No one opposes Obamacare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional is likely to be overturned on appeal and may boomerang politically on Republicans.…

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December 20, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper has offered North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders a good deal on legislation to overhaul election, ethics and lobbying oversight — House Bill 1029. They will make a mistake to pass it up.

The current bill on the Democratic governor’s desk is fatally…

Cooper Cabinet

December 18, 2018

President Trump really dislikes the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Barely a month after taking office he directed the Environmental Protection Agency to take steps toward killing it. The "horrible, horrible" rule, he said, was a "massive power grab" that burdens farmers and developers with restrictions on…

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