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Opinion

September 22, 2018

It happened once again with Hurricane Florence. Whenever North Carolina is in crisis — such as with storms or other catastrophes — we collectively rise to the occasion. Politics, rivalries and past animosities disappear, and we witness the best of humanity.

We have to commend state…

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September 22, 2018

A recent opinion letter started out about our current president being in favor of wealthy Republican donors but wound up being about climate change.

Before I go into climate change I must state that Democrats who have served as president and as members of Congress have catered to their wealthy…

September 21, 2018

According to the Labor Department, employers created 37,000 new manufacturing jobs in July, the strongest gain since December and the third straight month in which factory job growth accelerated.

The trend has been firm for the past year and a half. The 327,000 new manufacturing jobs over the last…

September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches of rain, an all-time record for the state. Last year, Hurricane Harvey stalled over Houston and dumped more than 60 inches of rain, an all-time record for the whole country. Also last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged the…

Eugene Robinson

September 20, 2018

This coming election, our voters will have an opportunity to vote on six amendments to our state Constitution.

These amendments were drafted by the super-majority party, so you can be certain they address the most pressing issues affecting our state. Problem is, the amendments and their…

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 19, 2018

Mr. Euell’s letter titled “Universal health care not socialism,” published Sept. 1, was quite interesting. His letter demonstrates just how little understanding many people have as to what is socialism and what is not socialism.

There are very few countries whose economic system…

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 18, 2018

When you don't broaden your mind and believe anything that's put before you, it creates chaos.

I can't believe after seeing all the corruption associated with this administration that Trump supporters are still shouting, "Lock her up". With these people, Trump could probably shoot someone and not…

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