Opinion

Op-Ed

Tillis should push to bar the VA’s dog experiments

North Carolina’s state motto is “esse quam videri” – or, “to be, rather than to seem.” Tillis can once again be – rather than just seem like – a true advocate for dogs and the veterans of North Carolina by speaking out against the VA’s needless dog experiments.

Op-Ed

The coming war on business

The only time I saw Sam Francis face-to-face – in the Washington Times cafeteria sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s – I thought he was a crank, but it’s clear now that he was at that moment becoming one of the most prescient writers of the past 50 years. There’s very little Donald Trump has done or said that Francis didn’t champion a quarter century ago.

Op-Ed

Nothing kills romance like the political divide

The relationship was off to a fine start. She met him at a dog park in the neighborhood near her brand new apartment; he was the right age, looked preppy-cute, but not to the point of being obnoxious, and was just the right amount of attentive to his labradoodle puppy. He admired her dog, a recent acquisition, and, truth be told, a shelter mutt. Maybe that should’ve tipped him off. His puppy was from a breeder. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Letters to the Editor

9/24 Letters: Keep City Council elections non-partisan

Regarding “Democratic Party endorses challenger in Raleigh mayor’s race” (Aug. 1): Type: As a true blue Democrat, I’m disappointed with the Wake County Democratic Party endorsing a candidate in the upcoming Raleigh mayoral election. In doing so, they weaponize party affiliation to an extent we are already gagging on in today’s political world. They arbitrarily set aside the tradition of our non-partisan local elections by what they rationalize as a higher good.

Letters to the Editor

9/23 Letters: Graham-Cassidy health care ‘targets’ women

Regarding “GOP’s new repeal bill would likely leave millions more uninsured, analyses suggest” (Sept. 20): I was flabbergasted when I read about the Cassidy-Graham health care bill. The Cassidy-Graham bill is as terrible as other ACA repeal bills. It would end Medicaid’s guarantee of coverage for children, seniors and people with disabilities by taking coverage from up to 1.9 million North Carolinians and would cripple our state’s budget. It also would be particularly devastating to lower-income women.

Opinion

This is the murderous version of Trump’s Muslim ban

Kill the Muslims. That's how the latest version of the Muslim ban is shaping up. Started shortly after Donald Trump made it clear to the world that Muslims were not welcome in the United States, other countries started their own, more brutal and deadly effective ban.

Op-Ed

Trump’s tough talk makes us weaker

The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight.

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