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September 17, 2018

Over the past year, the movement to ban plastic straws has seen tremendous success. Major companies including Starbucks have decided to eliminate them in their stores, and some metropolitan areas have passed citywide bans. This consumer and environmental trend has been an encouraging example of…

John Podesta

September 17, 2018

When natural disasters or other emergencies hit our state, North Carolinians respond in droves — and I’m not just referring to the crucial and praiseworthy work of our public employees who work in emergency management, public safety, and public works.

North Carolinians respond in many…

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September 16, 2018

Under any other president’s watch, this would be big news, that the budget deficit has reached $895 billion. Thanks to President Trump’s tax cut, corporate tax revenue fell 30 percent in the last 11 months, and the need for social services remains despite the good economy.

Wages are…

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September 16, 2018

Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens?

Unfortunately, this is no longer a theoretical question. In November, the chief…

Thiessen

September 16, 2018

Beginning with the reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the American Colonies charted a revolutionary course that challenged accepted institutions of government existing throughout the world.

Even before victory in their audacious war with the most powerful empire in the…

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September 14, 2018

President Trump's antics in his "Crazytown" White House inevitably dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, however, his wrongheaded policies are damaging far more than the nation's dignity and honor.

Hampered by inexperience and incompetence, the administration is pursuing a radically un-American agenda…

Eugene Robinson

September 14, 2018

We should start a petition for the National Weather Service to eliminate names starting with the letter “F” in naming storms. Fran, Floyd and now Florence have wreaked havoc with property, disrupted people’s lives and have been the cause of too many deaths.

When people (old…

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September 13, 2018

North Carolina politics can be exhausting. The past few weeks have brought us wrangling over redistricting and constitutional amendments, conflicts between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers over disaster relief and a gas-pipeline fund, and a mob of protesters toppling the Silent Sam statue…

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September 12, 2018

The Washington Post

It was 5 p.m. on a Friday, just as Labor Day weekend was starting, when, without warning, faxes arrived at North Carolina's state board of elections and 44 county election boards. The faxes contained a demand so outlandish that several officials assumed they were a hoax. A…

September 12, 2018

I started my teaching career seven years ago to help shape the minds of young children and prepare them for their future. Over the years, I have watched countless young men and women chase their dreams to every corner of the world. I have personally witnessed the impact a quality education can have…

Alison Killy
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