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January 18, 2017

Washington is in dire need of blunt debate about the future of housing finance, and there was a flash of it during Ben Carson's confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which is considering his nomination as housing secretary.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,…


Expel speech codes at UNC campuses

January 17, 2017

In his first month of work, an Appalachian State University administrator suggested students accused of “microaggressions” — fleeting and usually inadvertent comments perceived as prejudiced — could face consequences.

Chief Diversity Officer Willie Fleming, who was hired…


Repeal Obama care, but have a replacement

January 16, 2017

A clarion call has come from the GOP since the presidential nomination race started in earnest in 2015: Repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Affordable Care Act has remained the largest target of all: larger than immigration, larger than national defense and larger than fixing the incredibly rising…


Editorial: Remove party, race from district lines

January 15, 2017

It is a great irony this weekend as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. that the Voting Rights Act for which he and others fought so hard has been used to limit the political influence of blacks by way of protecting their equal representation.

Prior to the act’s passage in 1965, black Americans…