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August 12, 2018 - 57 minutes ago

The numbers are troubling and on the edge of embarrassing — 2,386 North Carolina elementary school teachers have failed the math portion of their licensing exam since 2013. So says a report presented to the state Board of Education last week.

The failure rate on those math tests is getting…

Teacher Protests-13

August 11, 2018

It’s unexpectedly good news that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina wants to lower some of its premium rates for 2019, as the Journal’s Richard Craver reported Wednesday. This is the first rate decrease in Blue Cross of North Carolina’s history since it entered the…

Health Care Overhaul What Now

August 10, 2018

The debate over 3D-printed guns blew up last week. Many people rightly see this issue as being about the Second Amendment right to bear arms, it’s also about the First Amendment and free speech.

The plans for a basic 3D-printed gun have been around for a couple of years, but the federal…

3D Guns Lawsuit

August 09, 2018

Does the constitutional right to armed self-defense extend outside the home? The Supreme Court didn't address that issue when it a decade ago issued a landmark ruling affirming an individual's right to keep firearms in the home for personal protection. Now, that question is on the front burner with…

Supreme Court Kavanaugh Roe v Wade

August 08, 2018

Some 13 weeks till Election Day, and "The warning lights are blinking red," says the U.S. director of national intelligence. "I cannot emphasize enough the vulnerability," says Sen. Marco Rubio. "We could be just a moment away from it going to the next level," says the FBI director. On Thursday,…

Georgia Runoff Governor-36

August 07, 2018

Miami Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, an unwavering champion of the repressed in Latin America, has drafted a resolution that condemns the deadly government-fueled violence against the people of Nicaragua.

It calls for sanctions against those linked to President Daniel Ortega’s government. The…

Nicaragua Protests-9

August 06, 2018

A Winston-Salem surgeon tired of seeing his patients saddled with sky-high bills for diagnostic tests decided to do something about it — he opened his own imaging center and cut the cost of MRI scans by 65 percent.

Dr. Gajendra Singh can’t drive market prices down, however, because…

August 04, 2018

The devastating Carr fire in Northern California continues to ravage the countryside, nearing — if not already surpassing — 100,000 acres, destroying at least 874 buildings and, even more tragically, killing six people with an additional seven people unaccounted for. To the southeast,…

California Wildfires Photo Gallery

August 03, 2018

It’s a big world and U.S. President Donald Trump has been particularly attentive to global affairs of late.

There was his love-fest with the Russian president in Helsinki. And then he launched an all-caps Twitter attack on Iran. And, most recently, he applauded Italy’s new populist…

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August 02, 2018

Experts have long been warning that the U.S. government might soon fail at one of its most fundamental responsibilities: conducting an accurate census of the population. Increasingly, that looks to be precisely what the Trump administration wants to do - by adding a last-minute question that…

Census Citizenship Split-1
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