Opinion

Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

Why civil debate is becoming more difficult in our wired world

In a country where the typical adult checks a smart phone every 6.5 minutes, where people admit to texting during sex and where even potty seats are now designed with slots for digital devices, it’s hard to find time to engage with anyone in a sustained way on anything

Substantive – and civil – discussion and debate are more and more difficult to achieve in a wired world

Without regular face-to-face conversations, we increasingly lose the ability to empathize with others, much less to engage their views

Op-Ed

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

Blogs & Columns

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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Op-Ed

Why civil debate is becoming more difficult in our wired world

In a country where the typical adult checks a smart phone every 6.5 minutes, where people admit to texting during sex and where even potty seats are now designed with slots for digital devices, it’s hard to find time to engage with anyone in a sustained way on anything

Substantive – and civil – discussion and debate are more and more difficult to achieve in a wired world

Without regular face-to-face conversations, we increasingly lose the ability to empathize with others, much less to engage their views

Op-Ed

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

Raleigh Deals