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June 27, 2017

We wish North Carolina didn’t have to play the incentives game to lure businesses here. But as long as other states are playing, we can’t afford to be on the sidelines.

So we are pleased that the N.C. General Assembly’s proposed budget provides more than $30 million in film…


The big lies about health care

June 27, 2017

To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie.

Lie One: Democrats and…


The killer we're meeting with a shrug

June 26, 2017

About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

For more than 100 years, death rates have been dropping for Americans — but now, because of opioids, death rates are rising again. We as a nation are going…


Sex offenders and social media

June 26, 2017

Let the punishment fit the crime.

That should be the takeaway following last week’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law banishing all registered sex offenders from all forms of social media.

The statute had a noble purpose — keeping pedophiles away from…