Op-Ed

Op-Ed

The GOP’s political renaissance

As President Donald Trump continues to remake the Republican Party in his image, calls for last rites to be given to American conservatism are not just premature –they’re entirely wrong. Accusing Republican voters of political apostasy for supporting Trump is wrong, too. These perspectives are also evidence that the accusers are missing an intellectual and political reformation that is reshaping U.S. politics.

Opinion

Opinion: Cash bail system preys on, profits off the poor

Under North Carolina law, money bail should be rare, ordered only when absolutely necessary to ensure public safety and the appearance of a person in court. In most cases, prosecutors should affirmatively advocate release with only a promise to return. But that rarely happens. I

Opinion

In defense of books -- Howard Craft

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other big retailers have done damage to Independent Bookstores. Nice Price Books and The Know Bookstore, which were two of my favorite places to find obscure books, have closed over the last few years. Yet, cornerstones like the Regulator Bookshop are still here, and we now have Letters Bookshop, which opened on Main Street.

Op-Ed

Barbara Bush, a first lady without apologies

She knew who she was, and she saw no need to apologize for it. In the spring of 1990, the administration of Wellesley College – the alma mater, as it happened, of Hillary Rodham Clinton – invited Barbara Bush, then the first lady of the United States, to speak at commencement and receive an honorary degree. Students at the women’s college protested, declaring in a petition that Mrs. Bush had “gained recognition through the achievements of her husband,” and adding that Wellesley “teaches us that we will be rewarded on the basis of our own merit, not on that of a spouse.”

The Nunes Memo vs. the Schiff Memo

VIDEO: There are now two memos agitating Washington. One from Representative Devin Nunes and one from Representative Adam B. Schiff. Feeling confused? You’re not alone.
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