Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Democratic Party is on life support in some states

Here in the long-ago Democratic stronghold of Alabama, the Democratic Party is all but dead, say some of its disheartened members. Consider: Not a single statewide office is held by a Democrat; the state legislature is dominated by Republicans with just 33 Democrats out of 105 House seats and eight of 35 Senate seats.

Op-Ed

Pass the STOP act in NC to prevent deaths from drug overdose

The Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would enforce the use of a Controlled Substance Reporting System to restrict what a health-care professional could prescribe and also to provide the appropriate funding for a wider distribution of naloxone, an effective overdose-reversal drug.

Op-Ed

Why the health care market doesn’t work

While much focus is on how to make the individual health insurance markets more predictable, we’re missing the more important question of why health care prices are so high for the sick in the first place.

Op-Ed

Inclusion works for all parties

Since it began in North Carolina in 2007, same-day registration has saved over 400,000 voters from the disappointment of being turned away at the polls. It became controversial in 2008 because its use by African-American and young voters helped Democrat Barack Obama win the state.

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