NC workers deserve more than Berry providing

MaryBe McMillan: Thanks to mine safety laws and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, fewer workers die on the job than did in 1970, but we still have a long way to go to prevent workplace injuries and deaths. Especially in North Carolina, where Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry has consistently shirked her responsibility to protect workers.


Gay marriage case before Supreme Court a modern-day Loving

Lydia Lavelle: The United State Supreme Court’s consideration of same-gender marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges on Tuesday compels comparison to the perfectly named 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia, where the court addressed bans on marriage between persons of different races.


Remember McCrory’s abortion promise?

Charlotte Observer: Fear not, women of North Carolina. A bill that would create new obstacles to getting an abortion has moved to the NC Senate after passing the House. House Bill 465 would require women to wait three days, instead of 24 hours, before getting an abortion. But the bill will not make it past the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory. That’s what the governor said.


Blow: ‘Lynch mob’ a misuse of language

Charles M. Blow: Last week, the Baltimore police union president, Gene Ryan, compared those protesting the death of Freddie Gray to a “lynch mob.” Gray was the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died of grave, mysterious injuries after being taken into police custody. So, there have been protests. But protests are not the same as a lynch mob.

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The perils for ‘Independent Pat’

Gov. Pat McCrory’s displays of independence and defying the inclinations of his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly prompt us to wonder what’s to come, and what the consequences might be for the governor.

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