In the Aug. 19 Point of View “How fracking fights terrorism,” Mark Cares said fracking plays an important role in the “global war on terror” by keeping energy prices low, thus depriving groups of much-needed revenue. This claim comes as another argument for fracking, its role in combating climate change, is being discredited.
Your article about the FBI recovering Hillary Clinton’s emails regarding Benghazi was labeled with huge attention-getting bold letters. Next to that article in very small print was an item about how Donald Trump lost his latest bid to derail a lawsuit by students accusing Trump of fraud. Please try not to be so obvious about having a Republican bias.
Regarding the Aug. 25 letter “Teachers ahead”: Sen. Bob Rucho touted the fact that teachers can now “opt to claim a state tax deduction for purchasing classroom supplies up to $250.” He stated that the teacher in question came out “thousands of dollars better off” since her salary had increased, even though she spent an extra $27 on taxes for the school supplies she purchased despite the lack of a sales tax holiday weekend.
The Aug. 27 article “Witness: Roadblock preceded fatal shooting of deaf driver” would be disturbing to just about everyone but is particularly so for a deaf person like me. Regardless of the legal outcome of the trooper’s case, can the Highway Patrol at least acknowledge that the vision of Daniel Harris lying lifeless on a street in his own neighborhood is regrettable?
In his Aug. 23 Point of View “The why of Democratic professors,” William Snider says, in essence, move along folks, there’s nothing to see at UNC just because Democratic faculty members happen to outnumber Republicans 12:1. No discrimination against Republican job candidates here!
Regarding the Aug. 23 Point of View “Berger’s right: Most UNC professors are Democrats. Here’s why”: Dr. William Snider states, “The life of the university depends on rational discourse.” OK, let’s discourse.
Regarding the Aug. 14 editorial “Water at risk due to weak regulation”: Today North Carolina’s public water supply is the safest it has ever been thanks to increased monitoring and tightened regulations. We are a national model for notifying customers when lead and copper exceed allowable levels. In fact, we have requested that the EPA adopt North Carolina’s rule for notifying customers within 48 hours, rather than 30 days as federal rules allow. We remain unsatisfied with the failed policies of the past and are searching for more effective means of reducing nutrients in our lakes. For the first time, the state environmental department has developed a nutrient-management plan approved by the EPA. Additionally, the McCrory administration was commended by the Obama administration’s EPA for updating North Carolina’s water quality standards after a required review was neglected by the Perdue regime.
Regarding the Aug. 23 Point of View “Berger’s right: Most UNC professors are Democrats. Here’s why”: That Democrats outnumber Republicans(12:1) among UNC faculty is not a result of discrimination during hiring, according to Professor William Snider. He knows of no cases when the political leaning of a candidate arises during the interview/application process. He avers that one reason for the imbalance is a result of the “anti-science attitude adopted” by many Republicans.
Regarding the Aug. 23 opinion piece “Falwell:Trump the Churchillian leader we need”: The Rev Jerry Falwell, like many on the American right, invokes the name Churchill in a manner that shows scant knowledge of British history. Prior to entering Westminster Abbey in his coffin, Sir Winston rarely encountered church except when signing his name.
When will Donald Trump realize that speaking to white audiences regarding issues and concerns of the black community will in no way inspire African-Americans to support his candidacy for the president of the United States?
Your July 31 editorial “Democrats bring it on” lauded Hillary Clinton for saying “we are clear-eyed about what the country is up against” but denounced Donald Trump for talking about what trouble the country is in.
Regarding the Aug. 24 Point of View “Haven’t black voters earned the right for this balderdash to end?” by Dr. Earl C. Johnson: First, I am not the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. I am the executive director of the NCGOP.
VIDEO: Judge Hudson’s ruling found that new DNA evidence raised questions of Howard's guilt. Howard, 54, was freed shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday and reunited with his wife Nannie Howard, who married him several years after he was convicted. “I want to go see my grandchildren, go see my mom and go home,” Howard said.
Darryl Howard, a free man, hugs his wife after two 1995 murder convictions are vacated by Durham judge
Darryl Howard thanks his supporters after being released from prison
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