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April 16, 2019

If you were to poll North Carolinians on an open-ended question about what they think the biggest threat to liberty is in the state, there would certainly be lots of different and diverse answers.

You might even see responses like "climate change" and "Yankees moving here." Democrats might say…

Ray Nothstine

April 15, 2019

The New York Times

Congress has landed on one of those rare ideas that commands support from both Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, it’s a bad one.

On Tuesday, the House approved legislation misleadingly titled the Taxpayer First Act that includes a provision prohibiting the Internal…

April 15, 2019

Medicaid expansion could provide affordable health care to about 9,800 Pitt County residents struggling to get by on very low incomes. Without affordable health insurance, people must make too many hard choices as they triage their bills and obligations. Which is least crucial, groceries,…

April 15, 2019

Keep your eye on Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., the only one in the crowded Democratic field to gain real traction since entering the race in January. She’s raised more money in the first quarter of this year than any other candidate except Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and in a California…

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April 15, 2019

The day before his indictment was announced last week, Robin Hayes said he was stepping down as chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party because of health issues. The next day, the public learned that what was driving Hayes from office wasn’t only his ailments, but the ill health of…

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April 15, 2019

If you live somewhere other than the western side of North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, you may not have thought that a long-planned light-rail line between Durham and Chapel Hill had much to do with you. So, when the $3 billion-plus project met its demise a few weeks ago, you may not…

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April 15, 2019

BYH to all the parents, locally and nationally, who lie, cheat, bribe, or manipulate the college admissions system to get their child in somewhere they desire. Your gaming of the system denies others a place they earned and deserve that your 'snowflake' takes. Karma, thankfully, is a meritocracy,…

April 14, 2019

BYH, Joan Perry. Not a politician? Baby as a prop, throws out incendiary political buzz words, digs in against the "radical left" and then self-proclaims herself as a political outsider. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

BYH City of Greenville. Put in new street lights so bright that it's…

April 14, 2019

The New York Times

Congress has landed on one of those rare ideas that commands support from both Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, it’s a bad one.

On Tuesday, the House approved legislation misleadingly titled the Taxpayer First Act that includes a provision prohibiting the Internal…

April 14, 2019

The N.C. General Assembly continues to wage a war against the poor and vulnerable in our state, further fanning the flames of health care inequality.

The fuel of this inferno, however, is real people’s lives. It’s time for the General Assembly to put out the flames of poverty, sickness…

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