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April 24, 2017

Well, it worked.

The so-called repeal of HB2 brought the NCAA back to North Carolina. And that’s what it was all about for Gov. Roy Cooper, legislators, the NCAA and the business community.

The NCAA’s announcement Tuesday that it would bring 36 championship events to North Carolina…


Sessions' island of reaction

April 24, 2017

Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: "I really am amazed that an attorney general who hails from a former Confederate state in the Deep South can issue a series of orders wrecking efforts to reform police practices, cutting back on voting rights and restarting…


Awkward trust for law enforcement, Hispanics

April 23, 2017

Thousands of Hispanic immigrants in the Greenville area live in fear because they are here illegally and do not want to be deported. The election of Donald Trump as president has heightened that fear.

Trump, who won the election by promising to kick out illegals and build a wall between Mexico and…


Analysis raises new questions about tax cuts

April 23, 2017

The wisdom of the plan by Senate leaders to cut taxes by $839 million was called into question this week by an important source, the nonpartisan legislative staff that works for them and inadvertently by a powerful senator himself.

Two weeks ago, the Senate passed the proposal that would be yet…