Opinion

Op-Ed

Missing Barack Obama and his ethos of integrity, elegance

Over the course of this campaign, it feels as if there’s been a decline in behavioral standards across the board. Many of the traits of character and leadership that Obama possesses, and that maybe we have taken too much for granted, have suddenly gone missing or are in short supply.

Election

Clinton backers come out swinging for young female voters - and miss

Feminist icons Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright attacked young women for not supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy this week -- with Steinem specifically saying young female voters are just following the boys. McClatchy political editor Steve "Buzz" Thomma explains what the exasperation shows about the Clinton campaign and what it means for her candidacy.

Blogs & Columns

J. Peder Zane

Zane: Morality, clarity, truth: The world through William Barber’s eyes

William Barber’s book, “The Third Revolution,” provides a compelling account of the cultural, spiritual and intellectual experiences that have shaped him

It is to Barber’s great credit that even though he “learned firsthand to fear white anger and the violence of white mobs,” he was able to transcend these experiences and see the quest for freedom in wider terms

Unfortunately, Barber sees only one side of any issue – his own, which he protects from any scrutiny by proclaiming it to be the only moral stance

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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Election

Clinton backers come out swinging for young female voters - and miss

Feminist icons Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright attacked young women for not supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy this week -- with Steinem specifically saying young female voters are just following the boys. McClatchy political editor Steve "Buzz" Thomma explains what the exasperation shows about the Clinton campaign and what it means for her candidacy.