Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: The truth about Trump’s worrisome war on media

Like him or not, President Donald Trump won the presidency fair and square. His upset of historic proportions was magnified even further by the overconfidence and noblesse oblige of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic elite. The Washington media need to stop whining, get off their high horse and do the jobs they chose.

Op-Ed

The national death wish

The labor shortage hasn’t led to higher wages; it’s reduced and distorted the flow of the economic river. There’s less home buying, less furniture buying, less economic activity. People devote a larger share of their income to housing and less to everything else. When builders do have workers, they focus on high-end luxury homes, leaving affordable housing high and dry.

Letters to the Editor

Catharine Cummer: Free press has important role

Regarding the Feb. 17 news article “ ‘I inherited a mess,’ Trump says, blasting media and his detractors”: Rather than being the “enemy of the people,” the independent press plays a necessary role in investigating and informing us of what our government has done, is doing and intends to do.

Letters to the Editor

W. Richard Cobb: An ominous list

Regarding the Feb. 16 Point of View “Travel ban is hurting N.C. universities”: Does anyone really believe this drivel? It’s mere conjecture built around the words “ could, uncertainty, potential, I think, argued, may ...”

Letters to the Editor

David Baumer: Et tu Rand?

There is little doubt that President Donald Trump will be written about extensively by historians. The question is who in history most resembles Trump? Many Democrats liken Trump to Adolph Hitler, but there is another historical figure who is known for his braggadocio, and that is Julius Caesar.

Videos

Sen. Meredith: 'Sec. Hall is openly defying...the very plain language found in the NC Constitution'

VIDEO: NC State Sen. Wesley Meredith speaks during a state Senate committee hearing on whether to subpoena Cabinet secretary Larry Hall after he failed to appear for the third time at a confirmation hearing that the Cooper administration contends violates a court order.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Sen. Meredith: 'Sec. Hall is openly defying...the very plain language found in the NC Constitution' 1:08

Sen. Meredith: 'Sec. Hall is openly defying...the very plain language found in the NC Constitution'

Sen. Hise: 'We have reached a point that the executive branch is challenging the constitutional authority of the general assembly' 1:12

Sen. Hise: 'We have reached a point that the executive branch is challenging the constitutional authority of the general assembly'

Cooper proposes raises for NC teachers 2:29

Cooper proposes raises for NC teachers

Cooper calls for both sides to tone down rhetoric on HB2 repeal 3:20

Cooper calls for both sides to tone down rhetoric on HB2 repeal