On Jesse Helms and The Donald – in familiar territory

Shortly after Jorge Ramos, an anchor from Univision, was tossed the other day from a news conference held by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, a former political operative sent me a video reminding me that Trump was not the first candidate to see the heave-ho of a newsman.

The case for a full-time legislature in North Carolina

David McLennan: House and Senate members need more time to fully deliberate public policy issues. Tax reform and mental health reform don’t get done because these policy issues are difficult to do in the midst of regular legislative business and the desire to keep sessions short.

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Your guide to the political correctness debate

Trump, Seinfeld among those who say people are too sensitive about language

Obama was criticized for using the word ‘thug’ to describe Baltimore rioters

Jeb Bush came under fire for saying ‘anchor babies’

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters responds to questions about the team and the upcoming NHL season at the Canes media day. Staff video by Chris Seward