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    Police and the parent trap, 2014-style

    Three things contribute to the rash of police being called on 'bad' parents and the 'criminalization of parenthood': the upper-class, competition-driven vision of childhood as a rigorously supervised period in which unattended play is abnormal; the disproportionate anxiety over child safety; and...

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    Beseeching Israel: No more killings in my name

    As I cared for the daughters of my nephew, Israeli rockets killed four young children on the beach in Gaza. As my heart filled with a kind of love I have only known reflected in the laughter of my great-nieces, mothers and aunts and great aunts were grieving a loss I cannot begin to imagine. I sit...

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    In border crisis, we must choose to be the America of thee we sing

    In turning back a shipload of European Jews in 1939, America showed that it isn't always the home of the brave. In deporting desperate children back to Central America, we make the same mistake.

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    With NC gerrymandering, democracy is the loser

    While gerrymandering has been decried as unfair since the founding of our Republic, some of its most pernicious effects are rarely considered or studied. Voters in gerrymandered districts are bound to become discouraged by the political process.

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    The secrets of a 61-year miracle marriage in NC

    A Havelock man says it is very important that we tell each other daily how much we love each other. “If she or I were going out for just a few minutes, we would kiss and tell each other how much we love each other. We have had 61 years of a marriage that no other couple on this earth has ...

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    How young voters can be a destabilizing force in college towns

    The Voter Integrity Project of NC is excited to nationalize the discussion of how college student voters can destabilize local communities as they often ratify higher local taxes (or even unqualified school board members) before they graduate, move away and never suffer the consequences of their...

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    Nichol: The clear sin of contracting voter participation

    The NC legislature explicitly ended programs designed to pre-register teens. Despite several silly attempts, they’ve been unable to come up with any plausible explanation. They also decided to allow military and veteran IDs while rejecting university ones. Local decisions to close university...

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    Look homeward, LeBron

    NBA star LeBrond James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is an example of reverse migration, returning to the battered Midwestern city he famously betrayed.

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    A call for civility in Raleigh planning debates

    A recently approved seven-story building on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh ignited heated discussion that raises important questions about how we as a city should grow, how we should interpret and apply our city’s adopted land-use planning tools and especially how we as citizens should conduct...

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    Wake schools already have too many annoyances without the diversity ‘pebble’

    The new costly position of overseer of equity and diversity is just more proof that the WCPSS school board is choosing to remain fixated on perception, feel-good policies and its political muscle rather than on education.

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