Limiting sales-tax refunds would harm nonprofits

Mary Nash Rusher: Senate Bill 700 proposes new taxes on nonprofits by severely limiting sales tax refunds. The bill would greatly harm a number of organizations that families rely on every day across our state. One is the YMCA of the Triangle.


A message from Iran on the nuclear deal

Mohammad Javad Zarif: We made important progress in Switzerland. With the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, we agreed on parameters to remove any doubt about the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and to lift international sanctions against Iran. But to seal the anticipated nuclear deal, more political will is required

J. Peder Zane

A need to look race in the face in America

J. Peder Zane: The Duke noose incident and Walter Scott shooting show how we betray our country and our own humanity when we refuse to engage meaningfully the widespread feelings shared by a large group of citizens. This is as true of well-meaning liberals who accept such concerns without critique as it is of frustrated conservatives who deny the problem altogether.

Letters to the Editor

Greg Zeph: Remember Lincoln, too

Why is it that we pore through articles this month written about the 150-year anniversary remembrances of the battles of Bentonville, Morrisville and the troops occupying Raleigh and then marching to surrender at the Bennett House, but we cannot recognize the importance of the 150 years since the assassination of our great 16th president, Abraham Lincoln?

Blogs & Columns

Jim Jenkins

The perils for ‘Independent Pat’

Gov. Pat McCrory’s displays of independence and defying the inclinations of his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly prompt us to wonder what’s to come, and what the consequences might be for the governor.

Raleigh Deals

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