Opinion

Op-Ed

Putting UNC Pembroke’s critical purpose in jeopardy

Instead of pushing SB873, legislators should embrace the importance of diversity for promoting resilience and innovation in public higher education

Our minority institutions serve special purposes

They are unique contributors to the cause of social, economic and cultural advancement, serving those whose opportunities are constrained by circumstances, not abilities

Op-Ed

How TABOR is the HB2 of tax policy

TABOR will amend the NC constitution to make it difficult to remove failing tax policies in the future. Policymakers already have the ability to affect tax rates and policies. Allowing them to do it under a “Bill of Rights” and armed with a constitutional amendment will remove the checks and balances so important to our democracy

Op-Ed

Supreme Court takes wrong turn on immigration

The Supreme Court’s ruling denying immigration relief to their parents, other family members and neighbors, many with deep ties to the United States, will have significant ramifications. Without these measures, states stand to lose billions of dollars in earnings and in state and local tax revenue. Now, more than ever, the United States needs immigration reform

Editorials

Yield to Raleigh pedestrians

Raleigh pedestrians run a risk they shouldn’t have to run – that drivers at crosswalks won’t yield to those on foot. An NC State University study hopes to shed light on the problem, and possible solutions.

Op-Ed

Glib about Trump, Democrats ignoring own looming disaster

It has been easy lately for Democrats to define their party simply as “not the Republicans.” But the Republicans’ unique problems have obscured the degree to which Democrats no longer enjoy a coherent identity. To say that Democrats have become a party of the wealthy is simply stating a matter of fact

Letters to the Editor

Shirley Ellis: A vote regretted

Regarding the June 23 news article “Police: Durham council member should apologize”: I haven’t often regretted a vote, but there’s a first time for everything, I guess. Jillian Johnson for Durham City Council is my regret!

Letters to the Editor

Karen Gaines: Courageous teachers

Regarding the June 22 Point of View “For my devalued students, I sat”: As a former teacher, I owe a debt of gratitude to Anca Stefan and the other 13 brave educators who were arrested in order to bring attention to the dire needs in our public schools. They are champions of students and advocates for teachers. They are our true heroes.

Op-Ed

Get ready for another Iraq War

It’s not the military’s job to develop a political plan – that’s where the Obama administration comes in – but it’s painfully clear there isn’t one. Without a long-term political strategy, we can expect to send young Americans back to Iraq every time Iraqi politics fall apart, a new terrorist group sweeps in and we find ourselves required to clean up the mess.

Letters to the Editor

Paul Staley: A wind farm ruse

Regarding the June 24 news article “Wind farms are feeling blowback”: Preservation of military airspace for national security is a convenient and disingenuous excuse to limit development of wind energy in North Carolina.

Letters to the Editor

George Garcia: Against the wind

Regarding the June 16 news article “Wind turbines along military flight paths could be banned”: Has state Sen. Harry Brown read the FAA regulations requiring the permit and identification of location for structures higher than 250 feet above ground level?


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