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Editorials

Cooper offers a sensible boost to teacher pay

The governor’s plan to raise teacher pay makes sense; Republicans now face a test of leadership to see if they can approach this issue in a bipartisan way

Op-Ed

Textiles spun a new NC, but what will replace it?

Last fall Karen Hobson, the executive director of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, asked me to give a talk this winter in Salisbury about the history of the textile industry in the state and I quickly agreed. After so doing, she asked me for a title for the talk to use for promotional purposes. I suggested “Spinning History: The Rise and Fall of the North Carolina Textiles Industry.” That seemed about right, given that fact that textiles are now pretty much gone in the state.

Op-Ed

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

As the Wall Street Journal first reported (and as I’ve independently confirmed through my own sources), the Trump transition team ordered CEA staffers to predict sustained economic growth of 3 to 3.5 percent. The staffers were then directed to backfill all the other numbers in their models to produce these growth rates.

Op-Ed

Conscience should shape US immigration policy

Singling out of classes of people for immigration restrictions is deeply troubling in an already turbulent world. It is dubious whether it will provide the security it is said to deliver, especially in regard to the refugee program.

Letters to the Editor

Geoff Stephens: Laws should be for all

Instead of boxing themselves in with a constitutional amendment to put a cap on income tax rates, the General Assembly should first propose an amendment that says no law shall be passed that treats House and Senate members, or the governor, differently than their constituents.

Letters to the Editor

David Larson: A marriage of necessity

The Feb. 15 J. Peder Zane column “GOP turned wrong – instead of right – on HB2”: Oh, Peder Zane. He may not be naive about the left, but he may be about the right. Like many Republicans, he wants the GOP to act like the Libertarians they once were, but it will never happen.


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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

In his last weekly address of 2016, President Obama thanks Americans for the progress that's been made over the last eight years, from protecting the planet to marriage equality. He calls for all Americans to come together in order to continue moving forward. As he transitions from president to citizen he reassures, "I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise of our founding: that all of us are created equal and all of us deserve every chance to live out our dreams."
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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president' 1:47

Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab 8:01

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

How will history remember Fidel Castro? 4:44

How will history remember Fidel Castro?

Triangle residents speak out on NCAA HB2 decision 7:44

Triangle residents speak out on NCAA HB2 decision