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TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT Under the guise of preventing mass shootings, North Carolina lawmakers tried to chip away at the Second Amendment this week. State Rep. Christy Clark, D-Mecklenburg, … more
Now a 20-year veteran of the newspaper business, I have seen some places and met some people. I’ve seen presidents, sports heroes and even a world-famous movie star, up close and personal. The fact … more
The proposed DMV move brings to mind one of the old “Three Stooges” comedies, the one where one of the zany trio says, “I’ve cut this board three times and it’s still too short.” Our … more
RALEIGH — I was born in Charlotte. But I grew up in rural Mecklenburg County. There used to be such a place — and, indeed, quite a few such places still exist in our increasingly urbanized … more
“What’s your pleasure practice?” my friend Lynn asked. We were sitting in a cafe having coffee together. And by “together,” I mean I was drinking coffee, which practically landed on her … more
Frankly, the last thing my family will want to see from me this week is another political-related column. Unfortunately, life for me has been pretty dull over the past couple of weeks. Whenever life … more
President Donald Trump was principled and politically astute to address, in his State of the Union, the horrors taking place now in Venezuela, and then to declare: “Tonight we renew our resolve … more
Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical … more
RALEIGH — If the most important factor determining the welfare of workers is the growth rate of the economy, that has policy implications that free-market conservatives, among others, will … more
For what it’s really worth, I inch just a little closer to the sixth decade of my life later this month and it sets my mind to thinking about what I’ve seen, read or heard over the last five-plus … more
Love is indefinable. Love is wise. Love is immeasurable. Love is boundless. Ever-changing, love is like the clouds. The clouds will roll above you and morph in every minute. That’s like love; … more
Laura Hollis is off this week. The endless fight between Republicans and Democrats seemed to pause last week. The cause: former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s announcement on “60 … more
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