Opinion

Not caring for NC teachers same as having no concern for students

Amy Goss: It has been proven that happy workers are loyal, productive workers. Why, then, do our superintendents, administrators, lawmakers and politicians scratch their heads in befuddlement when they can’t retain good teachers or when we leave our fair state or the field of education?

Op-Ed

Medicaid change endangers doctor training in NC

Herb Garrison: A proposed change to Medicaid rates paid to North Carolina hospitals would eliminate Graduate Medical Education payments to our state’s teaching hospitals, risking severe damage to the model used to produce fully trained physicians who stay in North Carolina.

Op-Ed

In Kentucky, same-sex marriage defiance with a familiar ring

Charlotte Observer: Kim Davis is the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, citing her sincerely held religious beliefs. She said she is acting “under God’s authority.” If she were in North Carolina, she would be acting under Phil Berger’s authority, too, and that of all the other legislators who voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2.

Op-Ed

Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been a US ally on many issues, but its export of Wahhabi puritanical Islam has been one of the worst things to happen to Muslim and Arab pluralism in the last century

Iran’s nuclear ambition is a real threat, but don’t buy into the nonsense that it’s the only source of instability in this region

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Op-Ed

Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been a US ally on many issues, but its export of Wahhabi puritanical Islam has been one of the worst things to happen to Muslim and Arab pluralism in the last century

Iran’s nuclear ambition is a real threat, but don’t buy into the nonsense that it’s the only source of instability in this region

Op-Ed

Hijacking conservatism in the renewable energy wars

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

Right-wing groups seek to bolster certain subsidies by attacking others, rig the market in the name of preserving it, stifle freedom while pretending to promote it and encourage waste and inefficiency – all the while pretending to support free market principles

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.

Raleigh Deals