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.


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.


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

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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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