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    Getting it right on sea-level change in NC

    Today, anyone with a smartphone can access one of many credible observational platforms and see that sea level has risen measurably over the past few decades and continues to do so. As North Carolina's science panel on sea-level rise and its coastal effects prepares to release its report at the ...


    All the reasons NC must say yes to Medicaid expansion

    One of the best policy decisions North Carolina can make in 2015 is to expand Medicaid coverage. The foolishness of refusing to do so already is confirmed by the release of a detailed new study funded in part by the Cone Health Foundation.


    Krauthammer: The distinction between crazy and evil when it comes to terrorists

    The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves - the crazy and the evil - and the distinction is important.


    Jenkins: The myth of a 'war on Christmas'

    So, saying "Happy Holidays" is part of a conspiracy to end Christmas? If only I'd known! It's a myth to claim there is a "war on Christmas."


    Regarding BOG review of UNC centers, what's the counterargument to justice for all?

    The fuss about lack of "diversity" of viewpoint at the two UNC centers on law and poverty reminds me of my civil rights lawyering days when we would jokingly say extremists want a panel discussion on race to have a speaker from the Ku Klux Klan.


    When doctors take part in torture

    When I was in medical school and numerous times since, my professors and colleagues emphasized that we must use our skills to help patients return to better health - if possible - and always attend to their suffering as if it were our own. The Hippocratic Oath, taken by most physicians at their ...


    In Fayetteville, a peaceful march with a powerful message

    Fayetteville's unity march spoke volumes about this community's character. If there was any disruption, a few holiday shoppers caught off guard may have been inconvenienced. People have died in the streets of America's cities. If a little disruption wakes everyone up, then that's just fine. The ...


    Robinson: The price of being hacked

    Eugene Robinson: The North Korean government has called the Seth Rogen-James Franco film 'The Interview' the most undisguised terrorism and a war action. A statement said the movie "is touching off the towering hatred and wrath" of the North Korean people, adding that "if the U.S. administration...


    Zane: Democrats target not just Republicans but America itself

    Peder Zane: Coverage of police tactics, sexual violence and CIA interrogation methods has revolved less around specific and nuanced facts than raw charges of racism, sexism and sadism both in the press and on the streets. This damning narrative, echoing false and divisive Democrat talking points...


    When college football gets the ax

    The most unpopular man in Birmingham, Alabama, these days is Dr. Ray Watts, the president of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Earlier this month, Watts announced that the school was going to eliminate its football team. You can just imagine what happened next.

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