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August 24, 2018

Whenever the Trump administration ends, we already have its shameful epitaph: "Truth isn't truth."

President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, made that unintentional confession of method and purpose Sunday on "Meet the Press." From the beginning of the campaign, this whole enterprise has been a lie,…

Eugene Robinson

August 24, 2018

The apple is a symbol of knowledge and education, and giving an apple to a teacher is a time-honored tradition, especially at back-to-school time. As we start a new school year, we are excited to give North Carolina K-3 reading teachers apples, but these are not apples from a valley in Henderson…

Mark Johnson

August 23, 2018

The nation has changed since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion. Maturing social mores spawned the women’s rights movement and eliminated taboos that had suppressed open discussion and education about human functions, nature, and desires. Advances in…


August 23, 2018

If National Football League players continue their protests during the national anthem this season, it will rile some Republican voters, increasing their intensity and making it more likely that they will vote. At a time when Democrats want their candidates to be less controversial and let…


August 22, 2018

When news organizations covered how Florida educators flooded Robert Goodman, a teacher fighting colon cancer, with donated sick and vacation days so Goodman could take time off to complete treatment after he posted a plea for help on Facebook, the story was framed as a heartwarming tale. "Today's…

Helaine Olen

August 22, 2018

With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one's being a good man guarantee he'll be a good president? Third: Does having a good president require a good man? Is there any evidence of…

Walter Williams

August 21, 2018

The last-minute legal tussle between Gov. Roy Cooper and the legislature over proposed constitutional amendments has begun to affect the voting process for this year's election.

Last week, a three-judge panel delayed the printing of ballots until Sept. 1 — a move that likely means absentee…

Colin Campbell

August 21, 2018

Dear new college students,

Greetings and salutations! I am not an entering college student, but the proud parent of one. First off, congratulations! Going to college is a big life transition, and I am sure that you are eager to be on your way to making new friends, learning new things and living…

Daniel W. Drezner

August 20, 2018

North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about 45 percent of the state’s net new jobs were created in either Mecklenburg or Wake.

These two…

john hood

August 20, 2018

"I cannot let my selfishness stand in the way of your whole well-being."

I wasn't very far into a series of letters shared with me from a birth mother to her son, when this sentence jumped off the page. This was a mother who knew she couldn't give her unborn son what he needed and made what really…

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