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December 12, 2018

Houses and stores are trimmed with all kinds of colorful decorations, and everything looks especially festive!

There is a lot of anticipation among businesses and individuals, including the young and the old.

Children are filling out their wish list for mom and dad, parents are trying to decide how…

December 11, 2018

Have the Republicans running the legislature gone soft?

Their lame-duck session has been lacking the fireworks I'd expected in the last hurrah of veto-proof GOP rule. The main agenda item was voter ID. And with a newly inked constitutional amendment to back it up, I fully expected Republicans to…

Colin Campbell

December 11, 2018

Here we are, two years later.

We've taken many, arduous, often tedious steps, only to return to where we began, having gone nowhere.

In late 2016, as Gov. Roy Cooper was preparing to take office, the General Assembly decided it would change the makeup of the Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics…

John Trump

December 10, 2018

How should we respond to the urban-rural divide? The question has legions of politicians, scholars, journalists and businesses scrambling for answers.

I respect their efforts. But I feel compelled to point out, respectfully, that the question is poorly conceived. Most people live in neither truly…

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December 09, 2018

“There should be an historic plaque in Chapel Hill honoring George Bush.”

On the day after the former president’s death, Chapel Hill lawyer and chair of the town’s historic district commission, Bob Epting, was making opening remarks at a public seminar on preserving historic…

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December 09, 2018

It should be extremely outrageous to all of us living in North Carolina that while the state government is cutting back on public services at every level, it is shelling out millions of dollars to corporations under the deceptive claims that they will bring jobs and further…

December 08, 2018

Back in 1897, an 8-year-old girl, prompted by naysaying friends, wrote The New York Sun wanting the truth about the existence of Santa Claus. Today that letter might be answered by apparent congressman-elect Mark Harris, confirming not only Santa’s existence, but also that his name is McCrae…

Tom Campbell

December 07, 2018

All of the leaders assembled at the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires committed their nations to the fight against climate change, except one — President Trump, of course. But pay him no mind. As the proverb says, "The dogs bark but the caravan moves on."

We don't have to wait for history…

Eugene Robinson

December 07, 2018

I love good news:

Three environmental groups were contesting a ruling from a federal judge saying that the Trump administration had authority to override environmental laws in order to build our border wall. The good news is the U.S. Supreme Court would not take up the appeal from the environmental…

December 05, 2018

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter (http://tinyurl.com/ybsejy3f).

Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who…

Walter Williams
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