Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Invest again in the welfare of NC children

The North Carolina Institute for Emerging Issues has identified Kidonomics, the economics of early childhood investment, as the theme for its Emerging Issues Forum in 2018. Triangle United Way is supporting Changing Generations: Pathways to Progress for Families and Children, a two-generational approach of supporting and building – not just funding – collaborative partnerships that help create, scale and sustain solutions fostering self-determination and generational success for children and their families.

Op-Ed

Krauthammer: Populism is on pause

The triumph of Trump has turned out to be less than meets the eye. He certainly ran as a populist and won as a populist but, a mere 100 days in, he is governing as a traditionalist.

Op-Ed

DNA Day teaches about science – and scientists

If there’s one benefit to scientists taking the streets in large number, it is visibility. Visibility is a key goal of North Carolina DNA Day, a science outreach event that commemorates the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA and the completion of the human genome sequence.

Op-Ed

David Brooks: Losing faith in the narrative of Western civilization

In America, the basic fabric of civic self-government seems to be eroding following the loss of faith in democratic ideals. According to a study published in The Journal of Democracy, the share of young Americans who say it is absolutely important to live in a democratic country has dropped from 91 percent in the 1930s to 57 percent today.

Op-Ed

NC universities lacking opportunities for disabled athletes

Wheelchair basketball, a sort of staple of adapted athletics, is already a scholarship sport at several universities including Alabama, Illinois, the University of Texas-Arlington, Missouri and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In fact, the Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved $10 million in funding to build a world-class facility specifically for athletes competing in adapted sports.

Op-Ed

Donald Trump: The ‘Oh, never mind’ president – Will

Donald Trump’s “Oh, never mind” presidency was produced by voters stung by the contempt they detected directed toward them by the upper crust. Their insurrection has been rewarded by Trump’s swift shedding of campaign commitments, a repudiation so comprehensive and cavalier that he disdains disguising his disdain for his gulled supporters.

Op-Ed

Prince Harry’s valiant act: dispelling myths about mental illness

Mental health organizations have tried for many years to strip away the erroneous idea that only “weak” people or those with something “really wrong” benefit from mental health services. Prince Harry’s interview and the Heads Together campaign that he and his brother, Prince William, have launched, could greatly help that goal by opening a wider popular discussion of the critical need for mental health services and their utilization.

Videos

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

NBC Late-night television host Seth Meyers pokes fun at the recent power grab and resulting protests at the North Carolina General Assembly.
NBC
Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab 8:01

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

Climate Stories NC - Willy Phillips 3:04

Climate Stories NC - Willy Phillips

Opinion: North Carolina Industrial Swine Rally 1:57

Opinion: North Carolina Industrial Swine Rally

Point of View: Donna Kay Smith on the loss of Dix Hospital 2:39

Point of View: Donna Kay Smith on the loss of Dix Hospital