Opinion

Op-Ed

Raleigh bike lanes an unjustified $4.62 million expense

I am frustrated by the arrogance of elected Raleigh leaders who think they know better than the people they are elected to represent. I haven’t found any data demonstrating demand for bike lanes or significant increases in use of those lanes. It’s almost as if none of that really matters.

Op-Ed

A cheerleader, a basketball player and why they deserve more time

Student-athletes with special needs in North Carolina deserve to be able to participate their entire high school careers. The NCHSAA has rejected a proposal to allow students who are in the full-time exceptional children’s program and who qualify to participate in Special Olympics to compete after eight semesters

Op-Ed

How 2016 Republicanism is a far cry from Lincoln’s

Edwin Yoder: The GOP legacy was already gravely damaged by Richard Nixon’s 1968 “Southern strategy” before Donald Trump seized it, and it has suffered all along from the party’s drift toward old-fashioned white supremacy, in all but name. In any case, 2016 Republicanism is a far cry from Lincoln’s

Op-Ed

Among Republicans, a two-part rebellion in Cleveland

Donald Trump will not allow himself to be the instrument of anyone else’s agenda. The Marranos necessarily ignore the most important role of a president, conducting foreign and military policy abroad. Together, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan made clear that if Trump wins, they are ready to cooperate.

Op-Ed

Trump a Dark Knight detached from the country and his party

Donald Trump has replaced biblical commitments with a gladiator ethos. Everything is oriented around conquest, success, supremacy and domination. This was the Lock Her Up convention. A law-and-order campaign doesn’t ask voters to like Trump and the Republicans any more than they liked Richard Nixon in 1968.

Editorials

North Carolina fouls out of NBA All-Star game

It was not a surprise. The National Basketball Association pulled the prestigious, and profitable, NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of HB2, the disastrous law passed by Republicans opening the way for discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Op-Ed

Garner: Where life is good, people are friendly and smiles are shared

Garner Magnet High School, where I taught many years before retiring, is a model of a diverse educational community. Proximity and interaction reduce fear and increase comfort. One learns not to be afraid in normal situations where many different people congregate and interact. Diversity teaches us that people are just, well, people!

Op-Ed

The question that divides GOP: Kill Hillary Clinton or jail her?

Donald Trump delegate Al Baldasaro, who has shared the stage with Trump at campaign events, said “Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.” “Lock her up,” said veteran Jason Beardsley, another convention speaker. Is it OK for political figures to talk this way?


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An appeal for students with special needs

Lucia Romano has been a cheerleader for Carrboro High, and Max Van Name plays basketball and runs track. Lucia was born with Down syndrome, and Max has developmental disabilities.
Courtesy of Mary Carey
An appeal for students with special needs 1:49

An appeal for students with special needs

Congress approves limiting refugees admitted to the U.S. 3:57

Congress approves limiting refugees admitted to the U.S.

Gergen urges Elon grads to 'take North Carolina back' 1:42

Gergen urges Elon grads to 'take North Carolina back'

Oprah Winfrey to grads: ‘Your future’s so bright, it burns my eyes’ 3:55

Oprah Winfrey to grads: ‘Your future’s so bright, it burns my eyes’