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May 21, 2017

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elected officials in generations — and that is not a reference to President Trump and his associates in Washington, though the characterization fits there, too.

No, this startling episode came in…

Chris Fitzsimon

May 20, 2017

Voter ID is dead in North Carolina ... or is it? U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ pronouncement on the matter raises many questions, and whereas opponents of the 2013 Voter ID law were quick to celebrate victory, they might have been premature.

Essentially, Roberts said the…


May 19, 2017

Republican Richard Burr has been many things during his more than 12 years in the U.S. Senate -- a policy wonk who likes to get into the weeds, a reliable conservative and a preppy prone to going sockless.

But he has rarely sought the limelight -- infrequently appearing on the Sunday talk shows and…


May 18, 2017

Last week, we learned the Trump administration will provide just $6.1 million to North Carolina to support the rebuilding of communities and address the damage to farms, main street businesses and homes in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

This is a mere 1 percent of the request made to the federal…

Rick Glazier

May 18, 2017

President Trump's opponents have spent his administration's first month engaged in an unusual but important debate: Is Trump a problem because he is incompetent or because he harbors autocratic designs that threaten American democracy itself?

At the end of his first 100 days, the debate was tilting…


May 18, 2017

There is a tremendous need for change in the U.S. health care system. Going back to the days before the Affordable Care Act, continuing the ACA without change, or repeal of the ACA without an adequate replacement are not solutions. Proposed replacement plans which include health savings accounts,…

Allen Oseroff

May 18, 2017

In an ideal world, the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to give North Carolina’s “voter ID” law a hearing would mean the end of efforts to make it harder for traditionally Democratic voters to cast a ballot.

But we all know this isn’t an ideal world and it won’t…

Supreme Court Voter ID

May 17, 2017

An article in Monday’s Daily Reflector regarding the City Council’s interest in considering private management of Bradford Creek Public Golf Course has compelled me to voice the following.

FACT: According to the Carolina Golf Association there are 29 municipal golf courses in North…


May 17, 2017

Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today's institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as…

walter williams

May 16, 2017

It was unclear if the dismissive remark was aimed at me or at my column of the day before.

"Naïve," the new Senate president pro tem, the late Sen. Henson Barnes, D-Wayne, said at the Senate chamber's press table in January 1989.

I didn't take it personally but I do relish, years later, that…

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