Opinion

Op-Ed

Donald Trump: The ‘Oh, never mind’ president – Will

Donald Trump’s “Oh, never mind” presidency was produced by voters stung by the contempt they detected directed toward them by the upper crust. Their insurrection has been rewarded by Trump’s swift shedding of campaign commitments, a repudiation so comprehensive and cavalier that he disdains disguising his disdain for his gulled supporters.

Op-Ed

NC universities lacking opportunities for disabled athletes

Wheelchair basketball, a sort of staple of adapted athletics, is already a scholarship sport at several universities including Alabama, Illinois, the University of Texas-Arlington, Missouri and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In fact, the Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved $10 million in funding to build a world-class facility specifically for athletes competing in adapted sports.

Op-Ed

David Brooks: Losing faith in the narrative of Western civilization

In America, the basic fabric of civic self-government seems to be eroding following the loss of faith in democratic ideals. According to a study published in The Journal of Democracy, the share of young Americans who say it is absolutely important to live in a democratic country has dropped from 91 percent in the 1930s to 57 percent today.

Letters to the Editor

Chris Wellons: Science eventually advances

The angry and alarmed Ph.D student in atmospheric science at N.C. State, who wrote the April 16 Point of View “Why I’m marching for science,” brings to mind an era in America when buggy whip manufacturers stood in the way of scientific progress, evidenced by the invention of the internal combustion engine.

Letters to the Editor

Al Goshaw: Don’t give up on humanity

The April 17 Point of View “Tap the potential of Syrian refugees” by Janet Cowell wonderfully illustrated the inherent altruistic nature of people in our society. Her efforts to support the people of Syria go beyond what most of us are able to do, but they capture in spirit the intentions of many people.

Op-Ed

Prince Harry’s valiant act: dispelling myths about mental illness

Mental health organizations have tried for many years to strip away the erroneous idea that only “weak” people or those with something “really wrong” benefit from mental health services. Prince Harry’s interview and the Heads Together campaign that he and his brother, Prince William, have launched, could greatly help that goal by opening a wider popular discussion of the critical need for mental health services and their utilization.

Videos

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’

Panelist Ashley Popio speaks about the recent Women's March On Raleigh during a The News & Observer and ABC11 WTVD's Community Voices panel discussion, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on N.C. State’s Bicentennial Campus in Raleigh. Panelists from left include organizers Carly Jones, Ashley Popio, La-Mine Perkins and Shana Becker.
Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’ 1:01

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers 1:42

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’ 1:55

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’

Community Voices panel: ‘Women aren’t a monolith’ 2:32

Community Voices panel: ‘Women aren’t a monolith’