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August 28, 2018

North Carolina’s Prohibition-era government monopoly on liquor sales may face its most formidable challenge in decades after a scathing state audit that showed widespread waste and incompetence bordering on outright corruption at the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

State Auditor…

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August 27, 2018

John McCain's sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal grandfather. It was tested to the utmost by five years of cruel confinement and torture in a North Vietnamese…

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August 26, 2018

The simmering frustration among many citizens to remove symbols glorifying the "lost cause" of the Civil War erupted last week in an assault at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Fortunately, it wasn't an assault that brought great human suffering — at least none requiring medical…

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August 24, 2018

A couple of years ago Washington fell into anaphylactic shock over the high cost of EpiPens, devices that shoot adrenaline into someone having an allergic reaction. But the Trump Administration this week injected some overdue competition into the market that could lower prices for millions of…

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August 23, 2018

On Tuesday, the president of the United States was credibly accused in federal court of directing one of his subordinates to commit a federal crime. The effect of their alleged conspiracy against campaign finance laws was to defraud American voters, who were prevented from learning potentially…

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August 22, 2018

How far is too far in North Carolina politics?

It takes a lot, but regrettably we now know. It came last week when Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state Republican Party, suggested legislators could impeach judges or justices who decide to remove any proposed constitutional amendments…

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August 21, 2018

When President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court eight months before the 2016 election, Republicans insisted that the Senate must wait until a new president was sworn in before lawmakers could reasonably consider a new pick for the high court. Now that a Republican…

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August 20, 2018

Earlier this month, President Trump’s administration doubled down on his earlier proposal to create a Space Force as a new branch of the United States military. The suggestion, as before, was met with much eye-rolling and plenty of snarky remarks from the president’s critics.

We have…

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August 18, 2018

In Tom Fetzer’s defense of his recent actions as a member of the UNC Board of Governors, he was right about one matter: Secrecy is not paramount in the search for a new chancellor at one of our state universities.

Fetzer, in a column published by The News & Observer, defended his…

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August 17, 2018

Even — or especially — among those who agree human-caused global warming is happening, the footnote has been the understanding that no individual weather event or catastrophe is caused by the overall temperature rise.

Until this summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

It’s not just hot…

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