Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Why N.C. voters should care about the Wisconsin redistricting case

By ruling in favor of the plaintiffs, the court could constrain partisanship in the redistricting process and require that elections officials give weight to nonpartisan scientific and statistical expertise. Indeed, it could use this case as a vehicle to define the legal standards governing redistricting nationwide in future elections.

Op-Ed

Preparing the NC coast for rising seas

The allure of North Carolina’s picturesque and wild coastline is undeniable, with residents “stuck here on purpose” and visitors coming back year after year. That is one reason I am raising my family on the Outer Banks. I value giving my children the same opportunities I had for surfing, fishing and just enjoying nature when I was their age.

Op-Ed

We used to build things

We’ve got just as many problems as previous generations faced – as many as in the progressive era, I’d say. Why has there been this decline in civic institution building?

Op-Ed

Trump gutted the Clean Power Plan, but Congress can still clear the air

Those who cheer the EPA’s move should remember that President Obama initiated the Clean Power Plan in 2015 in the face of Congress’s inaction on climate change. Without effective legislation to combat climate change, a future president could just as easily go down the path of executive action and regulations again. The best answer here is for Congress to pass legislation putting the market to work on solving climate change.

Op-Ed

Contraception allows women to thrive

In my home state alone, nearly 75 percent of unplanned births were publicly-funded, with federal and state governments spending nearly $860 million on unintended pregnancies. An investment in contraception is one the best examples we have of a health care cost-saving measure. The Medicaid program, which already provides no-cost contraceptives to eligible individuals, is proof. Every $1 spent on publicly funded family planning services saves $7 that would have been spent on maternity and infant care.

Opinion

Donald Trump is decimating America’s tourist economy

Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and now Northern California – tourist destinations all -- are reeling from a death toll and economic hit brought by hurricanes, floods, and fires. But tourism dollars aren’t going to help them rebuild. Nations are issuing U.S. travel warnings and fanning fears of an America that no longer welcomes foreigners or succors its own citizens.

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