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Forgetting the past, or refusing to see it, to understand it and to grapple with it, is as sure a path as there is to tearing the present apart. It seems that today, as we mourn the death of the … more
A murderous madness broke out in America the weekend of Aug. 3, extending from El Paso, Texas, to Dayton, Ohio, 13 hours later. Two shootings, two inexplicable events. Many dead. This is a shock … more
New York Police Department Officer James Zadroga died 13 years ago. We knew then that a crisis was underway. First responders and others who had been at the World Trade Center site during and … more
From today’s edition of what-were-they-thinking?: Some affluent Lake County, Illinois, parents used the court system to transfer guardianship of their teenage children to other people solely to get … more
Everyone embroiled in the debate over the State Health Plan should be working toward the same thing: the best health care for the lowest cost for the people of North Carolina. Unfortunately, … more
Why did federal officials detain an American citizen from Dallas 70 miles from the border on the belief he might have crossed into the country illegally? It sounds like a bad riddle, but it’s … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Lawmakers reversed course on a heavy-handed and unnecessary bid to ban smokable hemp last week, but they preserved a provision in the state’s 2019 farm bill that could cloak … more
Congressional hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller have come and gone. If there is one takeaway, it is that Donald Trump will not be removed from office by way of impeachment. Many … more
Since Watergate, congressional hearings on juicy topics have been elevated to made-for-TV events. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before members of the House, each … more
President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last week showed extreme positions on the right and left continue to edge away from the fringes and creep toward the center. Swift … more
How well do you know that quiet guy you just shared an elevator with or that woman you see in the coffee shop who always seems to be in a hurry? We see people every day, but chances are we don’t … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Good for the state Senate for — finally — joining the N.C. House of Representatives in efforts to change the state’s unfair grading system for public schools. For several … more
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