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    Bruni: The GOP’s assertive God Squad gets too much focus

    Frank Bruni: Another presidential campaign is taking shape, and potential Republican candidates are beginning to speak with extra care – and sometimes with censorious hellfire – about social issues. As ever, they’re bowing to a bloc of voters described as Christian conservatives...


    For a moment at the mosque, faiths unite

    Fr. Steve Patti: For a moment at the Islamic Center in Greensboro, amid all the turmoil and all the mistrust and fear in our land, we saw a coming together of two faith traditions, our own local culture of encounter that included respectful dialogue and listening and also a lunch that our hosts ...


    Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court on ACA

    George Will: On Wednesday, the justices will consider this: Did Congress mean what it said when, with patently coercive intent, it stipulated in the Affordable Care Act that subsidies for persons compelled to purchase health insurance can be disbursed only through exchanges “established by...


    Gene Nichol's statement on closing of UNC poverty center

    Gene Nichol has released a statement on the Board of Governors' vote to close the UNC poverty center. "An impressive array of foundations and private donors has stepped forward to assure that the work of the center, if not the center itself, will continue and markedly expand."


    UNC BOG chairman explains decision to close centers

    Of 240 centers, the board voted unanimously to discontinue three centers - all with very limited resources and narrow scopes. They are East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity, NC Central's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and UNC-Chapel Hill's Center on Poverty, Work and...


    Flatter, fairer water rates for Raleigh residents

    Randy Stagner: Early in 2012, I asked John Carman, the director for Raleigh’s Public Utilities, what the plan was to ensure the orderly replacement of the city’s $10.5 billion in water and sewer infrastructure. A lack of proper maintenance had recently produced an increase in downtown...


    The health handouts we all get

    Catherine Rampell: America's senior citizens seem to (wrongly) believe that they have paid for their own health care and that therefore others should, too.


    An energy pipeline that would help NC

    An energy project that promises more benefits to North Carolina is quietly advancing. It's the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will carry natural gas 550 miles from West Virginia across Virginia and through North Carolina on a north-south line roughly tracking Interstate 95.


    Jenkins: Raleigh charity warms children

    From its beginnings out of its founder's home, Note in the Pocket now has a multitude of partners and relies on school social workers and other organizations in Wake County to pinpoint children in need and clothe them.


    Putting Silent Sam in context of degradation, dignity

    John Ribó: Because Pauli Murray’s words still ring true today, her quotation from “Proud Shoes” should serve as an integral part of a new historical marker contextualizing Silent Sam on the UNC campus. Like Murray, UNC and North Carolina need to derive strength from all...

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