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President Trump’s reaction to the murderous rampage in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday by an officer of the Royal Air Force of Saudi Arabia was insensitive and grossly insufficient. Three American servicemen lost their lives and eight were wounded by a Saudi wielding a 9mm Glock 45 pistol in a killing rampage that the FBI says is being investigated as terrorism. What does the president say? He finds it “shocking” and conveys the condolences of “very, very devastated” King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and adds that the kingdom will “help out the families very greatly.”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For more than a year, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has tried to resolve a problem that didn’t really exist: What should it do with Silent Sam? The Confederate statue with its racist roots had been topped by protesters on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in August 2018. Agree with the method or not, Silent Sam no longer was a safety hazard or a source of pain and controversy to the school community.

Monday, December 09, 2019
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President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The breakdown in global recycling markets and the growing public alarm over plastic waste in the ocean has prompted appropriately consequential action across the globe.

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In 2009, President Barack Obama promised that under Obamacare, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

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North Carolina reigns as a hotbed of capitalism. Our legislature even requires public schools to teach the virtues of free enterprise.

They say the definition of a political gaffe is when a politician is caught telling the truth. Well, Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman on Nov. 15 told the truth about his party’s motives in drawing new maps for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Faced with a troubling outbreak of a mysterious vaping-related illness and the skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes among teens, President Trump announced in September that the Food and Drug Administration would pull flavored electronic-cigarettes from the market, possibly within weeks.

As we enter week two of the House impeachment inquiry, it seems pretty clear that Democrats are suffering a massive ordnance failure. Their "bombshells" are not exploding.

Federal lawmakers should follow the lead of Washington and at least 17 other states in raising the age of legal sale for vapor and tobacco products to age 21.

To the City of Greenville for its plans to build a trail between River Park North and the property for its new “Adventure Park.” The trail, which will provide an additional route for bike races and 5K events, is the first step in efforts to bring the newly purchased 185-acre property into the city’s park system. It is great to see progress being made on the path toward increasing the city’s greenway presence and bringing more activity north of the Tar River.

Gun makers and sellers have never really had to account for the deadly consequences of their products because of an unusual federal law enacted in 2005 that gives them immunity from most lawsuits. So the Supreme Court’s decision not to block a lawsuit brought in the Sandy Hook Elementary Sch…

Contrary to what you might read and hear, not all Americans have made up their minds about impeaching President Donald Trump. A poll of battleground states — including North Carolina — suggests that a decisive slice of voters is keeping an open mind until they hear the evidence.