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    In NC court races, voters barely know names

    On Nov. 4, NC residents will elect four justices – a majority of our state’s Supreme Court, the top tier of a co-equal branch of government. We depend on the Supreme Court to interpret our laws, to resolve our disputes and to determine the liberty or incarceration of those charged ...

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    Why Latinos can’t sit out this NC election

    The upcoming elections will determine representation for every issue that affects Latinos in North Carolina. Approximately 49 percent of Hispanics in North Carolina are foreign-born, which means that issues related to immigration are important.

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    From US perspective, Juncker good choice to lead EU

    A Juncker presidency will be good for US-European relations because Juncker brings unprecedented competency to govern the EU and its relations to its trading partners, a strong leadership style and Atlanticist credentials nurtured in his home country, Luxembourg.

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    Three ways to increase voter turnout in North Carolina

    Fewer than half the state’s registered voters are likely to participate in the local-heavy Nov. 4 mid-term elections. We have the greatest democracy in the world, but we can’t say our elections are fully free, fair and accessible when entire communities clearly don’t find them...

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    Calling all NC veterans to get out and vote

    Rarely is an election so important for our veteran community. The Department of Veterans Affairs has faded from the headlines after a summer of revelations regarding secret wait lists, months-long waits for doctor’s appointments and veterans dying while waiting for care.

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    Krauthammer: Barack Obama, bewildered bystander to his own government

    Obama’s shows of calculated outrage – and thus distance – are becoming not just unconvincing but unamusing. In our system, the president is both head of state and head of government. Obama seems to enjoy the monarchial parts, but when it comes to the actual business of running...

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    Ebola and its many American fear factors

    Critics point out that many Americans are behaving hysterically, all out of proportion to the scientific risks of Ebola. But they misunderstand what’s going on here. Fear isn’t only a function of risk; it’s a function of isolation. We live in a society almost perfectly suited...

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    When NC testing turns learners with disabilities into liabilities

    Our newest education reform to test kids and rank them by their proficiency scores is leaving some of our students behind. It becomes especially troublesome when it comes to students with specific learning disabilities. When we constantly remind everyone how “low performing” a group...

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    United in justice for NC eugenics victims

    The compensation statute should be broadly construed to recognize that county welfare workers were acting under color of state law and in harmony with North Carolina’s eugenics policy and that anyone who was victimized by those local agents are the very people to whom this compensation statute...

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    Why the antagonism against Airbnb? Government should help helpers

    State and local governments have met Airbnb with antagonism, seeking to limit its operations or shut it down. Just this week, the attorney general of New York issued a report insisting that a majority of Airbnb’s operations in New York City are illegal. Uber, Lyft and similar services that...

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