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November 23, 2017

It’s been 396 years since the first Thanksgiving. The menu was a bit different back then — canned cranberry sauce didn’t exist, potatoes weren’t part of the North American diet yet, and early settlers ate eel and shellfish. But a bird — turkey or other fowl — was…


Intervention can save starving children in Yemen

November 23, 2017

It has been two weeks since Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, a country already devastated by two and a half years of Saudi bombing. Before the embargo, Yemen was suffering from the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations, with 7 million people…


Incumbents shouldn’t get special treatment in new maps

November 23, 2017

State Reps. Grier Martin and Cynthia Ball, both D-Wake, agree on most of the issues that come before the legislature, but it’s possible that 2018’s election could pit them against each other in the Democratic primary.

Martin and Ball are among at least four pairs of incumbents that…


Speaker doesn't face educational facts

November 22, 2017

In House Speaker Tim Moore’s recent rosy assessment of North Carolina public education, we can’t help but ponder if some key words could have been dropped in the editing.

He starts: “The North Carolina General Assembly is implementing meaningful public school reforms that are…

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