Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Daniel W. Squires Jr.: Berger doubletalk

Regarding the Nov. 6 news article “McCrory concedes; Cooper now gov.-elect”: It was interesting to read Phil Berger’s analysis on the conclusion of the governor’s race in North Carolina. He stated that since Roy Cooper won by a “razor-thin plurality” there was no groundswell of support for his policies.

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Thad Woodard: RDU should have Wright Brothers theme

Regarding the Nov. 22 news article “2nd Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer hangs in N.C. Museum of History”: Thanks to the North Carolina Museum of History, its leader, Ken Howard, and The News & Observer, for their joint focus on our state’s greatest entrepreneurial innovation and technical enthusiasts, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

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Kara Phelps: Media substance matters

We must all support media that is willing to question President-elect Donald Trump. With his election, “he said, he said” journalism is no longer useful. The President-elect persistently denies reality on a level this country has never seen, and we risk losing our own grasp on reality if our media outlets simply report what he says and does.

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John F. Bridgers: Stop outsourcing military

Our multinational corporations are often taken to task for outsourcing plants and jobs overseas. Yet, when our government continues to maintain about 800 military bases in foreign countries, no one complains about this outsourcing of military personnel who are supported by hundreds of foreign civilian workers. Many of these U.S. military bases are obsolete holdovers from the Cold War. Many are located in wealthy countries like Germany, France and Japan, who should be responsible for their own national defense.

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Rachel Weber: Forest fires a preview of global warming

I can’t help but feel that North Carolina forests are sending us a message. While President Obama’s environmental legacy may very well go up in smoke, one of our best defenses against climate change – our forests – are literally on fire. These fires are a devastating reminder of how important it is for us to fight back against global warming.

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Kirk Polizzi: Lessons from Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago America was forced into war. Over 2,500 American sailors, some still sleeping in their bunks, were killed as the empire of Japan deliberately launched its surprise attack on America’s Pacific Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor. What followed was four of the bloodiest years in American history.

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Joseph J. Moyer: Shooting should be last resort

Regarding the Dec. 1 news article “District attorney exonerates officer, denounces rumors in killing of Keith Scott”: I agree with the conclusion reached by Charlotte law enforcement community on the Keith Scott killing. However, I think it missed an opportunity to make a necessary point.

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Roger Mays: Wolfpack needs stability

My N.C. State experience began watching the Buckey twins, then Johnny Evans compete against our ACC foes, so I go back a way. While not a rabid fan, I certainly enjoy watching the Pack on Saturdays, and I can tell you who all the head coaches have been.

Videos

Playing in NC State's Reynolds Coliseum

VIDEO: NC State basketball player BeeJay Anya describes what it was like to play at a sold out Reynolds Coliseum during the Wolfpack's overtime victory over Tennessee State in Raleigh, NC, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Playing in NC State's Reynolds Coliseum 0:58

Playing in NC State's Reynolds Coliseum

NC State's Mark Gottfried: Today was a lot of fun for our players 8:58

NC State's Mark Gottfried: Today was a lot of fun for our players

NC State's BeeJay Anya: They kind of came in here and thought they could punk us. I ain’t no punk 5:30

NC State's BeeJay Anya: They kind of came in here and thought they could punk us. I ain’t no punk

Raw Highlights: Wake Forest at Middle Creek football 1:32

Raw Highlights: Wake Forest at Middle Creek football