The Wright brothers and Harry Truman, both subject of books by David McCullough, exemplify an America of opportunity for the average person. That America is giving way to one dominated by the very rich while the middle class and working poor struggle to get ahead.
Airbnb makes a sensible move to collect and remit sales taxes in North Carolina. Fighting such basic commercial standards would likely be futile and by taking a cooperative stance the company will be in a better position to shape any additional requirements.
North Carolina’s greatest natural asset is also its most delicate – its coast. It needs to be watched over, preserved and protected. Instead, its surface is being trampled by development, its waterfronts stripped of their natural character and the underwater beds of the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound raked by reckless trawling.
Chlorophyll is that magic foundation of life. It’s the green of living plants that enables them to absorb energy from light, nature’s original solar system, powering the foundations of root and flower, food, fiber and sheltering of life.
It is the kind of after-the-fact report that drives anyone who sees it into despair and then into anger. Preliminary reports indicate that the Amtrak disaster near Philadelphia in which eight people died and more than 200 were injured could have been avoided.
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