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June 27, 2018

My column a fortnight ago focused on the dumbing down of science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to achieve a more pleasing mixture of participants in terms of race and sex at colleges and universities.

Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, wrote about…

walter williams

June 25, 2018

Whether North Carolina pays its public schoolteachers at a level close or equal to the national average is one of the most-debated issues in state politics. Alas, it doesn’t deserve to be.

The problem isn’t just that standard nationwide comparisons of teacher pay are both incomplete…

john hood

June 24, 2018

Call it the "electric fence presidency."

President Donald Trump — always confident, always exuberant, always selling — crashes forward with the policies and people he embraces until he hits a shocking obstacle and falls back, at first stunned and disbelieving, but resolving…

HughHewitt

June 23, 2018

“Whoever thought I was going to live so long?” my 96-year-old mother asked. She isn’t alone. About 10,000 of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age — meaning one half are younger and one half older — was 33. By 2016 that number had escalated…

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June 22, 2018

The sweeping outrage over President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents is a welcome sign of our nation's moral and civic health. Ripping apart the family bond was too much even for some of Trump's most fervent apologists to take.

In the end, Trump had to back off, a…

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June 21, 2018

"President Trump has diligently and successfully gone about fulfilling his promises to the pro-life voters who worked so hard to elect him, and it has been a privilege to stand with him to defend the innocent unborn," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, at the…

kathrynlopez

June 20, 2018

Growing up in Eastern North Carolina, I remember a time when our towns, communities and counties were flourishing. It was an idyllic place to grow up, and I had dreams of a similar life for my children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, times changed. Jobs were lost. Poverty increased. Friends and…

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June 19, 2018

Would you rather vote at 7:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on a weekday — or vote on the Saturday morning before the election?

That was the practical impact of the choice facing the legislature last week — but you might not know it from the heated rhetoric on both sides. Democrats and left-…

Colin Campbell

June 17, 2018

RALEIGH — In the long-running dispute between State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, a Republican elected in 2016, and the State Board of Education, which currently has a majority of Republican appointees, the North Carolina Supreme Court has sided 6-0 with Johnson (Chief Justice Mark…

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June 16, 2018

Note to readers: With all the recent activity regarding immigration we decided to repeat the column we wrote following a visit to Ellis Island, New York in 2011. It is relevant today.

Standing in the Great Hall of the Admissions Building on Ellis Island you can almost hear the voices and feel the…

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