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Op Ed

October 14, 2018

Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history.

Don't get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he "enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history" (actually they are the eighth largest) and that "our economy is the strongest it's ever…

MarcThiessen

October 14, 2018

People far more conversant in the Ye-niverse of Kanye West than me have tried to explain the rapper's affection for President Donald Trump, a man who was elected to the highest office in the land with just eight percent of the African American vote. Some have suggested that the odd couple share a…

Tim Carman

October 13, 2018

Winston-Salem Journal 

Last week ended on a high note as we received the news that the Rev. William Barber, a son of North Carolina, was one of the 25 recipients of this year’s prestigious MacArthur fellowship grants, an annual award given to artists, scientists and others who, as the…

October 13, 2018

State lawmakers grouped six constitutional amendments on the November ballot in a way that limits efforts to distinguish each amendment from the others.

A recent complaint from former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory highlights one potential problem that results for amendment supporters.

Each amendment…

Mitch Kokai

October 13, 2018

About this time each year we looked forward to receiving the Sears Wish Book. This wonderful catalogue was about three inches thick, packed with thousands of items. It was the official kickoff to Christmas, and long before Thanksgiving its pages were dogeared, ripped and marked with all the toys…

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October 12, 2018

The Fayetteville Observer

It’s hard to imagine how the political noise could get louder, how left and right could be more at odds. But we might have said that two years ago too, and now we know the answer: Yes, it could get worse.

But we also detect a rising voice out there in our communities,…

October 12, 2018

Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie. The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Instead we have President Trump, who essentially says, "Hey, let's all head to the dark, creepy basement where the chain…

Eugene Robinson

October 11, 2018

President Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during his confirmation process, declaring that "what happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process." Democrats seem to be taking the…

MarcThiessen

October 11, 2018

While we await the estimates of the full economic impact of Hurricane Florence — a number likely to total in the billions and to exceed Hurricane Matthew just two years ago — it is clear that the storm's effects are causing great harm to families and communities.

The loss of homes,…

Alexandra Sirota

October 10, 2018

Long before Vidant Health became the system it is known as today, the Service League of Greenville was there.

Before the opening of the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center or Vidant Cancer Care at the Eddie and Jo Allison…

Waldrum
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