Half-truths and total lies

Half-truths and total lies

It seems that generous John Kerry, former secretary of state, was a bigger fool than we thought — or just told total lies to the nation. Those l...

April 28th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: NC House hides police video from elected officials and public

TAR HEEL VIEW: NC House hides police video from elected officials and public

The elected officials in charge of North Carolina police departments will have less oversight authority than the hired help under a bill that passed t...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Cooper’s impressive start

Cooper’s impressive start

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days in office and the General Assembly careens toward its self-imposed crossove...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Caution needed on NC budget

Caution needed on NC budget

While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadlin...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Congress should abort divisive rhetoric

We’re constantly bombarded by political rhetoric that demands we take one position or another on crucial public issues. So how do we sift throug...

April 26th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

Howard Dean is wrong, but he isn’t alone.The former Vermont governor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate weighed in this week on the r...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


‘Confessions’ of a captured naval crew

‘Confessions’ of a captured naval crew

To the editor:Robert Lee’s fine recap of the Bataan Death March, on April 22, provides pause to recall a less-remembered incident when American ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


The infantilization of the campus Left

The infantilization of the campus Left

This is a response to the protesters who tried to shut down Lawrence Reed’s April 20 speech at the University of Colorado at Denver. By trying t...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

A professor says going to an optometrist for delicate eye surgery is like letting “a shoe salesman operate on your feet.”That’s a bi...

April 25th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans don’t mind regulation if it benefits big business

TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans don’t mind regulation if it benefits big business

If there ever were a bill that should have sailed through a conservative legislature, it was North Carolina’s House Bill 500.The bill, an omnibu...

April 24th, 2017 |