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    The 'Wizard of Oz' at 75: Which of today's films will be as popular?

    Times, clearly, have changed, and I suspect plenty of millennials have never seen "The Wizard of Oz." They confess little patience with films whose special effects aren’t hyper-realistic. Will films with lines like “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”...

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    Let's go back to the drawing board on Hofmann Forest

    How should we proceed given that a Hofmann sale agreement was signed last October? The most satisfying approach would be to simply call off the deal (which has yet to close) and return the deposit. Then the university could go back to square one and build a consensus answer as to what to do with...

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    Key to successful NC charter schools includes partnerships

    Nationally, more than 20 public school districts have entered into compacts with charters that allow the schools to share professional development, set performance metrics for struggling schools, share school buildings, create common enrollment systems and count public charter school performance...

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    Focused on getting it right with Wake schools

    A new work group will focus on the priorities set by Wake County residents: No. 1 by a wide margin was recruiting, developing and retaining high-quality employees. Providing an appropriate rigorous education at all levels scored high. So did graduating students on time and ready for life after high...

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    Amid 'blackmail,' 'extortion,' finally progress from NC lawmakers

    Republicans have held legislative power for less than four years, so it's understandable they want to change the state’s direction as dramatically as they can. But they too often try to pass poor legislation. Now some are willing to say no to crummy lawmaking. It took them long enough.

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    US must lead in combating clear and present danger of ISIS

    The United States cannot afford to avert its attention as it did in Afghanistan. There is no opportunity for diplomacy with ISIS. Diplomacy could be used to try to put together a coalition to assist necessary military steps. If diplomacy fails to gain any allies, then we must lead, even if alone.

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    NC homeschools and abandoning the common good

    The increasing number of homeschooled children in North Carolina is alarming. When parents are committed only to their own child's education, our society unravels.

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    Krauthammer: Right move, wrong rationale for Obama in Iraq

    In following through on Iraq, Obama demonstrated three things: the effectiveness of even limited US power, the vulnerability of the Islamic State and, crucially, his own seriousness, however tentative. The problem is that his new policy has outgrown the rationale.

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    Obama should seize moment in Ferguson to work on race relations

    This is a moment for the president to act. He can lead by helping to bring together a town riven by a tension sadly common in America - between a black community that feels disrespected and a police force that feels misunderstood. He can convene, listen and show that there is a messy, but peaceful...

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    Tossing horseshoes at NC economic incentives

    In our economic development policies, we've entered a Bizarro World where unabashed liberals and conservatives find common cause with each other on business incentives, temporarily calling a truce in their noisy verbal jousting while the center takes inventory of its numbers - and its fortitude.

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