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May 26, 2017

If President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, was worthy of praise, you can bet Mr. Trump would be in Washington to bask in it. But his overseas trip keeps him at a distance physically, if not politically.

As detailed in a preview Monday by Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget…


The wider Trump scandal

May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget demonstrates the costs of accepting lies as a normal currency in politics, broken promises as a customary way of doing business, false claims of being "populist" as the equivalent of the real thing, and sloppiness as what we should expect from…


GOP sends message to UNC

May 25, 2017

The N.C. Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month, cutting nearly a third of the state appropriation for one of the nation's older law schools.

The official explanation from the Republican-controlled Senate is that we have too many lawyers in North Carolina.…


School yearbook censors see backlash

May 25, 2017

Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship, from the modest to the heavy-handed to the extreme.

Poston Butte High School apologized for at least 15 to 20 “inappropriate” quotes in…