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TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? In a bombshell … more
The abrupt end to President Donald Trump’s summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may strike some as a huge embarrassment for a president who portrays himself as the ultimate dealmaker. It … more
When I was 20 years old and living in Australia, my roommate persuaded me to go on a seven-day fast. I — someone who loves a buffet more than puppies on Christmas morning and who considers apple … more
A judge’s ruling last week that nullifies two amendments to the N.C. Constitution was the wrong solution to the right problems. And it should be overturned on appeal. One amendment requires … more
Whether he’s a big believer in the Constitution or just terrified of a President Bernie Sanders with unchecked power, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis got it right Tuesday on President Trump’s so-called … more
A flurry of bills introduced in the state House seeks to provide more flexibility for public school districts’ calendars. They deserve to pass despite resistance from members of the legislature who … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT Who says bipartisanship is dead? Congratulations to state Reps. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) for teaming up to try to get $7.5 million for … more
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
Now it’s the Southern Baptists’ turn. After two Texas newspapers published detailed reports of 20 years of sexual abuse allegations involving Baptist clergy and volunteers, denominational … more
Cheri Beasley follows some formidable footsteps as the first African-American woman and second African-American to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Greensboro’s Henry … more
The news of a sweeping public lands conservation bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week sounds good on its surface — and it is. But it’s only one part of a larger environmental picture that … more
A year later, we know that the shooting that killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., really was different from the other mass shootings that all too … more
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