Opinion

Raleigh’s sidewalk skirmish simply a symptom

The Raleigh City Council was clearly slow to comprehend its misstep on the number of bars allowed. Now it continues to mishandle the problem by a treatment regimen composed of superficial solutions including the vigorous early morning cleanup of bottles, cans and vomit from our public sidewalk. Once again, we are not attacking the disease.

Op-Ed

Sanders’ appeal among young voters? He woke up like this

Bernie Sanders is thoroughly trouncing Hillary Clinton among the under-30 set. To millennials, Sanders’ socialism is a feature, not a bug. Sanders’ au-naturel-ness endears him to his young fans: his unkempt hair, his ill-fitting suits, his unpolished Brooklyn accent, his propensity to yell and wave his hands maniacally.

Op-Ed

In Orwellian move, NC State Archives blocks access to death penalty photo

The N.C. State Archives is blocking access to all historical material related to executions

This is especially important at a time when we as a state and a nation are engaged in a vital discussion about the death penalty

By blocking access to information, the state is harming education, stifling debate and undermining free speech

Blogs & Columns

J. Peder Zane

Zane: How Republicans have righted North Carolina’s fiscal ship

GOP tax cuts did not drain North Carolina coffers – they helped replenish them

It’s the same as how the falsely derided Reagan tax cuts actually increased revenues and sparked a two-decade long rise in median incomes

These are the stubborn facts that belie the incessant propaganda of those who insistently pretend that supply-side economics is a fantasy

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