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September 08, 2018

State Treasurer Dale Folwell administers the State Health Plan, the largest in our state. Folwell believes his office should know what various procedures cost his 700,000 present and retired state employees, so he sent a request to UNC Health Care, the largest health care provider to the plan,…

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September 07, 2018

President Trump's incoherence grows to keep pace with his desperation. These days he makes less sense than ever — a sign that this malignant presidency has entered a new, more dangerous phase.

I can't be the only one who thinks he sounds less like an elected official than like the leader…

Eugene Robinson

September 05, 2018

Every North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, state Senate leader, lieutenant governor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction and secretary of state all have one thing in common.

They're all white.

The influence of African-Americans in statewide office hit a peak in the 1990s, when…

Colin Campbell

September 04, 2018

South Africa has been thrown into the news because of President Donald Trump's recent tweet that he instructed his secretary of state to "closely study" alleged land seizures from white farmers in South Africa.

Earlier this year, a land confiscation motion was brought by radical Marxist opposition…

Walter Williams

September 03, 2018

My wife is angry at the government. No surprise there, I suppose — we do have a great deal in common.

To be more specific, my wife is angry with the city of Charleston, South Carolina. For the better part of a year, she’d been planning a vacation to the historic city with her mother and…

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September 02, 2018

Labor Day was the saddest day of the year when I was young. It signaled the official end of summer and the start of the routine of getting up early, going to school, doing homework and going to bed early.

Mother had already taken us to Roses Dime Store to get a new notebook, Blue Horse notebook…

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September 01, 2018

With the Senate’s votes Aug. 16 to confirm Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. and Julius Ness Richardson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, President Donald Trump, with the assistance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa,…


August 31, 2018

Much of the nation is heaping honors upon the late Sen. John McCain. The Republican Party, however, will only pretend to do so.

Donald Trump's GOP could not care less about the ideals McCain stood for, such as honor, service and community. The party is shamefully molded in Trump's image now, with…

Eugene Robinson

August 30, 2018

Politicians tell people what they want to hear. Leaders tell people what they need to hear, even if they don’t want to listen.

I don’t envy the challenge faced by Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials who favor removing the University of North Carolina’s “Silent Sam”…

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August 29, 2018

The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has technical instructions for medical examination of prospective…

Walter Williams
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