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November 06, 2018

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the election of President Richard Nixon. It is a chance for some perspective. While many seem convinced that the United States will never recover from the Donald Trump presidency, the truth is conservatism, the Republican Party and our nation survived Nixon…


November 06, 2018

From the time it was announced in January, the agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and the companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline invited questions about its constitutionality, legality, and practicality. North Carolinians are poised to get answers when work by a subcommittee of the Joint…

Joseph Coletti

November 06, 2018

Imagine you decide to quit your job. You tell your boss, and he or she thanks you for your hard work and writes you a check for a half-million dollars.

That sounds like a farfetched dream, right? But dreams can come true if you're UNC system president Margaret Spellings, who's getting the payout…

Colin Campbell

November 05, 2018

“Have you no sense of decency, sir; at long last, have you no sense of decency?”

No, these words were not spoken by Republican leaders to a Republican president, whose rhetoric is reminiscent of the inflammatory, vitriol-spewing strong-man leaders, past and present. No, these were the…


November 05, 2018

Has politics become polarized? Even if you and I agree on little else, I’ll bet we agree that the answer is clearly yes. But as the wild and wacky elections of 2018 near their close, it’s worth considering what political polarization is — and what it is not.

Not that long ago, a…

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November 04, 2018

Hours before Robert Bowers gunned down 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, he wrote, "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."

It's unfair to blame President Trump directly for Bowers' murderous…

Steve and Cokie Roberts

November 04, 2018

We know almost nothing about the health effects of something most of us probably eat every day: plastic.

Scientists only last week announced the first preliminary evidence that small bits of plastic are getting into us, though this was long suspected given that much of what we eat and drink is…


November 04, 2018

After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., firing more than 70 rounds at House Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared it "outrageous" that anyone would blame Democrats'…


November 03, 2018

Rube Goldberg was famous for designing humorously convoluted machines meant to perform simple tasks. But we doubt he could have dreamed up anything like the complex mess that is the judicial selection constitutional amendment.

Sadly, the amendment doesn’t even have the benefit of being funny…

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November 03, 2018


If you’ve ever been involved in political campaigns you know there comes a point when you have drained every ounce of energy and resources available and exhausted, you declare, “it’s all over but the shouting.”

In a matter of hours we will have reached that point for…

Tom Campbell
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