LETTER: Government right to assume role in healthcare

LETTER: Government right to assume role in healthcare

To the editor:“Promote the general welfare …” It is a founding principle of government noted in the preamble of our nation’s c...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Learning is the cure-all

Learning is the cure-all

The ability to learn is the basis of hope.Without the possibilities of education, we would all be condemned to remain the same people today that we we...

March 14th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Shutting the public out of government should be a crime

TAR HEEL VIEW: Shutting the public out of government should be a crime

A state panel’s egregious violation of North Carolina’s open meetings law could lead legislators to enact criminal penalties for governmen...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Cuba: Hellhole or precious jewel?

Cuba: Hellhole or precious jewel?

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Cuba before President Trump, as he promised during his campaign, slams the door on the travel opportunities cr...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Political ads remains key

Political ads remains key

Despite being vastly outspent by the campaign and supporters of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Some are suggesting that the outc...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

If you want accountability, change the law.That’s the takeaway from a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling handed down last week that upholds ...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Chapters of change, message the same

Chapters of change, message the same

Chuck Schumer — what can I say, other than God bless his little feeble mind.On March 6, Schumer stated that the GOP was pushing through their ve...

March 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Let’s cheer real economic progress

TAR HEEL VIEW: Let’s cheer real economic progress

Despite the chaos and growing fears about disunity among Americans that may cause lasting harm to our democracy, the United States is experiencing one...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Unaccountable school vouchers at crossroads

Unaccountable school vouchers at crossroads

Unless things change soon, North Carolina taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $145 million a year for a voucher scheme that funds private, most...

March 8th, 2017 |  


Cooper budget signals left’s defeat

Cooper budget signals left’s defeat

Roy Cooper has just submitted his first budget proposal as governor of North Carolina. It is a political document — and I don’t mean that ...

March 8th, 2017 |