Opinion

Jobless in NC and not even lapping up that lavish $350 yet

Bobby Parker: Legislative leaders are aching to get tougher on those of us who have been so brash as to seek unemployment benefits at a time when we need a little help. Now, they want to make sure that you’re not sitting on your duff lapping up that $350 to lavish on, say, utilities to power your Internet job search, gas to get you to an interview or ... food?

Op-Ed

Hijacking conservatism in the renewable energy wars

David Jenkins: There is a war on energy, but the target is not coal, it is wind and solar energy. The attack dogs in this war are funded by Koch Industries and include Americans for Prosperity, American Energy Alliance and the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Letters to the Editor

Kerry A. Willis: Unbroken Medicaid

As a physician who cares for patients from all walks of life, I feel that caring for the poor is a responsibility in our society. I participate in the Carolina Access and Medicaid program, which does have some problems and is in need of some updating and improving to create savings that could be used to better deliver services.

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Letters to the Editor

Kerry A. Willis: Unbroken Medicaid

As a physician who cares for patients from all walks of life, I feel that caring for the poor is a responsibility in our society. I participate in the Carolina Access and Medicaid program, which does have some problems and is in need of some updating and improving to create savings that could be used to better deliver services.

Letters to the Editor

Steve Church: Last resort for mentally ill

Under President Ronald Reagan, America pushed for the deinstitutionalization of our mentally ill. While California’s governor, Reagan deinstitutionalized over half of the state’s most vulnerable population with unfavorable results. Like many, he never really tried to understand mental illnesses.