Talk’s not cheap for the Clintons

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and first lady, has made millions upon millions of dollars giving speeches around the world. And, yes, Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have given much of their money to their foundation enterprise, which has done good global work.


In defense of the liberal arts

Robert Merriam: We do in fact need more and better training in today’s work force, but it would be a serious mistake to offer that training at the expense of a liberal education.


Bruni: Platinum pay in ivory towers

Frank Bruni: Too few college presidents give adequate thought to the dissonance of extraordinarily generous compensation packages, which are in sync with this era of lavish executive pay and glaring income inequality but out of line with the mission of academia.


Big Brother goes to Europe

Catherine Rampell: In France – and in other European countries that have so fastidiously guarded privacy rights and so roundly condemned US violations of those rights – the surveillance state is growing.

Letters to the Editor

Edie Szyperski: No SEANC credibility

Regarding the May 5 Under the Dome item “SEANC concerned about ‘political hirings’”: I would have to say that I am more concerned about the cronyism in SEANC that enabled the corruption in its own organization that we have seen in recent months.

Blogs & Columns

J. Peder Zane

The low-tax, needed-spending dance

J. Peder Zane: Republicans crow about the “Carolina Comeback.” They have accomplished much – cutting many taxes, paying off billions in debt, raising teacher pay and generating a budget surplus. Republicans, however, have been unable to revive the most important economic indicator: money in our wallets

Ned Barnett

N.C. forgoes a tax windfall

North Carolina cut taxes just as the wealthy were seeing big capital gains and corporations were increasing profits. As a result, the state is giving up millions in extra tax revenue.

Raleigh Deals

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