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In the lead-up to the Jan. 6 riot, John Eastman gave President Trump legal advice that was terrible, and now he’s trying to argue it was merely awful. In a letter to these pages on Nov. 14, Eastman, a former law professor of some distinction, denies he argued that Vice President Mike Pence “…

On the same day a memorial honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, another tragedy.

Haiti is in the throes of one of the most dire emergencies in its crisis-prone recent history, one increasingly likely to wash up on U.S. shores in the form of desperate migrants. Its government, which is integral to the problem, last month requested international military intervention, and …

For a third time in the last 25 years the state Supreme Court concluded North Carolina’s governmental leaders still fail to keep the State Constitution’s right that every child has access to a quality education.

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This year’s midterms are not shaping up to be normal elections. In an environment in which one party is gripped by skepticism and denialism about foundational democratic processes, new avenues are opening for voter intimidation and election interference — a stress test that could be a small …

If the U.S. Supreme Court does away with affirmative action in college admissions, as it appears poised to do after it heard arguments over a challenge to the policies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Monday, it won’t be because of the law or the facts.

Beyond Ukraine’s stunning recent battlefield successes, eight months of war have rendered the country a physical, financial and economic basket case. Millions of refugees have fled, the country’s gross domestic product has shrunk by about one-third, and the government, its budget depleted by…

No matter what happens in the upcoming midterm elections, Congress should act before the end of this year to safeguard the nation from any more Trump-style attempts to overthrow the will of the voters.

The pandemic lockdowns were a policy blunder for the ages, and the economic, social and health consequences are still playing out. But the worst catastrophe was visited on America’s children, as the release of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows.

President Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water Act in 1972. But Congress overrode him on a bipartisan vote, and the landmark law to reverse the toxic degradation of U.S. rivers, lakes and streams took effect half a century ago today.

President Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water Act in 1972. But Congress overrode him on a bipartisan vote, and the landmark law to reverse the toxic degradation of U.S. rivers, lakes and streams took effect half a century ago today.

President Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water Act in 1972. But Congress overrode him on a bipartisan vote, and the landmark law to reverse the toxic degradation of U.S. rivers, lakes and streams took effect half a century ago today.

That something as simple as critical thinking would engender fierce controversy in North Carolina is not surprising at all. If Republican governance has had one hallmark, it has been political attacks on the foundations of functioning, small-r republican government. A people capable of apply…

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? President Joe Biden’s answer is yes no yes no. The latest example of politically convenient pandemic schizophrenia came earlier this month when the Department of Health and Human Services again extended the official public-health emergency, this time through January.