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September 20, 2018

In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian President…

MarcThiessen

September 19, 2018

So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty.

In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguided…

Walter Williams

September 18, 2018

If recent history is any guide, we'll still be hearing about the Hurricane Florence recovery effort well into 2020.

The recovery from Hurricane Matthew — which flooded large parts of Eastern North Carolina in October 2016 — was still creeping along as Florence hit the state. Just a week…

Colin Campbell

September 17, 2018

Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens?

Unfortunately, this is no longer a theoretical question. In November, the chief…

Thiessen

September 16, 2018

President Trump's antics in his "Crazytown" White House inevitably dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, however, his wrongheaded policies are damaging far more than the nation's dignity and honor.

Hampered by inexperience and incompetence, the administration is pursuing a radically un-American agenda…

Eugene Robinson

September 12, 2018

One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the "Father of the Constitution." It goes:

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.…

Walter Williams

September 09, 2018

Call it the "McConnell Miracle."

It is not an overstatement to say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has saved the Constitution as we know it. By that I mean the Constitution as it was originally written and subsequently amended and interpreted in Supreme Court rulings, not as the…

HughHewitt

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
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