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October 05, 2018

A decade ago, a plan to widen Interstate 95 in North Carolina, and pay for the work with tolls, stoked an angry response that led to the plan’s demise. The image of toll booths turned radioactive. The political pressure was intense, lawmakers sprinted away from it and state transportation…

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October 04, 2018

North Carolina’s two senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, have been strong supporters of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court — Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

But last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, particularly Kavanaugh’s rambling…

Supreme Court Kavanaugh-1

October 03, 2018

On Monday President Donald Trump announced the end of NAFTA, the trade agreement he's repeatedly called a "disaster" for U.S. workers, and hailed its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as the greatest trade deal ever seen. As you might therefore expect, the new agreement is just…

North America Trade Trump-1

October 02, 2018

The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have approved legislation to deal with the growing opioid addiction problem that has affected communities throughout the nation.

A conference committee will iron out differences between the versions passed in the separate houses before it goes to…

Congress Opioids

September 28, 2018

You plan to vote this election season, more and more of you are saying, a remarkable concept for an off-year election in North Carolina, when Congress tops the ballot. You either have a candidate you like a lot or seek to address the values you are seeing emerge across our political spectrum…

Voter ID Lawsuit

September 28, 2018

At this writing, it is unclear if the GenX in the Cape Fear River will be joined by the arsenic and mercury in coal ash washed from Duke Energy’s power plant just north of Wilmington.

For decades the old Carolina Power & Light Co. operated a coal-fired plant on the Cape Fear River. The…

Tropical Weather Toxic Sites-6

September 26, 2018

Close as the two countries are geographically, a great asymmetry characterizes the relationship between the United States and Canada. The latter necessarily focuses a lot more on the former than vice versa.

And Canadians, as much as they generally like and appreciate the United States, worry about…

US Canada Tough Talk

September 25, 2018

The ongoing debate over guns in America has led some to vociferously call for abolishing the Second Amendment.

That’s just not wise thinking.

There are common-sense restrictions on guns that fall within the scope of the Second Amendment.

So there’s no need to even consider abolishing it.…

Gun Rights Rallies-2

September 24, 2018

We have seen the worst of nature and the best of mankind. We have seen actions that make “rising to the occasion” a breathtaking understatement. And we have seen the terrible power of an intense storm unleashed across our own region and more than half of our state. There may not be…

Tropical Weather Florence North Carolina-6

September 21, 2018

Senate Republicans found themselves politically cornered Monday as they considered what to do about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. That nomination is suddenly in jeopardy thanks to a credible accusation from a California woman, Christine Blasey Ford, that Kavanaugh sexually…

Supreme Court Kavanaugh Politics
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