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    The truth about Down syndrome

    The data indicate that people with Down syndrome, and the families who care for them, suffer less than might be supposed. And where Down syndrome does pose undoubted challenges, research into treatment options suggests that there are grounds for cautious optimism.

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    The difficulty of defining what a ‘good’ teacher is

    Good teachers, through advanced degrees and professional certifications, can get better by developing their intrinsic talents for the craft. On the other hand, good teachers can also become bad teachers through a loss of dedication and determination, no matter their credentials. But bad teachers...

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    For Jews, Gaza war brings an agonizing internal conflict

    I agonized over the innocent children killed by Israeli fire. Though their deaths were unintentional, each life lost was a cataclysm. This internal clash between the fear for our lives and the painful reality that innocents were being sacrificed tore me in two. I experienced, what many Israelis ...

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    A $40 million loss as film crew leaves

    North Carolina has started to see a mass exodus of film industry after killing economic incentives.

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    Health reform’s hidden gem: reining in some CEO pay

    Under longstanding US tax law, American corporations get to deduct off their corporate income taxes almost everything they pay their top executives. In effect, the more corporations pay their execs, the less they pay Uncle Sam. And that tax avoidance neatly shifts the tax burden onto the rest of...

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    Smallness of being in economy class

    Americans care more about the price of airline flights than the amenities.

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    A modest proposal: charter schools for all NC students!

    If parents want a single race school, they can have it. Or one that teaches in Mandarin, or Russian, or Arabic, or Hebrew, or Spanish, even one that teaches in English. Want the Common Core? Create a school that will use that curriculum. Want nothing to do with the Common Core? Start your own school...

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    For Tar Heel time, set your clock back 100 years

    Just as had been done after 1898, Republicans attacked voting rights, taxes, public schools and added to them contemporary issues of gays and abortion. The new GOP-dominated legislature passed the nation’s most restrictive voter ID law and lowered taxes on the wealthy – causing a half...

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    SBI move makes sense

    Having an interim chief with a policing background could do wonders for shaky morale at what is essentially a police agency. Having the SBI answer to prosecutors created confusion. Placement alongside similar agencies within Public Safety makes sense.

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    Judging when someone's too old to judge in NC

    The forced retirement of Chief Justice Sarah Parker at age 72 shows that North Carolina needs change its rules. Federal judges don't have an age limit. Neither does any branch of government. Mandatory retirement is unnecessary and discriminatory. It's also costly to pay retirement benefits to a ...

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