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    Larry McBennett: Wrong prescription

    Regarding the April 12 Point of View “4 steps toward fixing college athletics”: I agree with Duke professors Andrew Foster and Jeff Ward’s initial point. It is a myth that “big-time college athletics can thrive without undermining academic integrity.” I disagree...

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    Ken Branch: Doing the right thing

    A thanks to former U.S. Marine Sgt. Roger Dean Huffstetler for sharing his experiences in the April 12 column “A Marine silent no longer on gay marriage.”

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    Paul Bassett: Shell games

    So, according to Michael Jacobsin his April 18 Point of View “The politics of poverty,” the outrageous cost of homes in San Francisco is a result of liberal policies, the most egregious of which (since it’s the only one he actually cites) is the high cost of eggs due to the ...

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    Robin Rogers: The lament of the unemployed

    I hope that letter-writers who seem to know all about what goes on in the life of someone unemployed never find themselves out of work in a terrible economy.

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    Madeline G. Levine: A needed voice

    Like any other member of the staff or faculty, Professor Gene Nichol does not speak for UNC-Chapel Hill as an institution. That should go without saying. No disclaimer is needed, and it is absurd and offensive that he has been asked to state that fact in print every time he publishes a piece in ...

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    Tom Shuford: True economic impact

    A UNC-Chapel Hill study found the economic impact of immigration on the North Carolina economy to be positive (“Study: Migrants boost N.C. economy,” April 16 Business article). Positive for whom? Employers? Native-born workers? Each will experience a tight or glutted labor market very...

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    Mike Strohmeyer: Run returns

    It’s said that we can please some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, but apparently in Raleigh there’s a group of folks we’ll never please any time, no matter how hard we try.

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    Jim Kessler: Define NC values

    Any time a candidate (regardless of party) speaks about “North Carolina values,” it would be refreshing and appreciated if those values were identified and defined. Otherwise, the candidate is as honest and genuine as the hyperbole and assumptions he/she uses.

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    Kit Flynn: Long-term price

    Regarding the April 16 Point of View “NC tax reform and flusher families”: Art Pope is proud of the tax reform instituted by the Republican legislature and governor. What he fails to mention is that this is coming at a terrible price: the quality of public education for our children.

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    Shannon Garrison: Let kids be kids

    Is kindergarten the new first grade? As a kindergarten teacher for the past nine years, I’ve seen students come into my classroom each year wide-eyed and innocent. For many students it is their first experience interacting with other children and being a part of a learning community.

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