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In late 2000, Democratic Gov. Mike Easley and the Democratic majority in the N.C. General Assembly fretted while Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning wrote the third section of a … more
We’ve seen thousands of sad stories in our time, but the case of a man found in his North Texas apartment three years after his death ranks right up there as one of the saddest. Ronald Wayne … more
North Carolina has quietly been beefing up the agency that oversees dams in the state, and with good reason. The state ranks No. 2 in the country in the number of dams in risky condition in places … more
Shining a spotlight on opaque hospital billing structures may not be a miracle cure for the rising cost of health care. But medical cost transparency is worth pursuing on principle, alone. No one … more
Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration appear to be making significant progress on 737 MAX safety. But much work remains to improve federal policy guiding aircraft … more
For the first time in U.S. history, an American war has lasted long enough to see a child born at the start of hostilities reach fighting age. Our military personnel have been in Afghanistan — … more
International travelers grudgingly accept that their cellphones or laptops might be handled and given a cursory inspection at an airport or border crossing. But some travelers, including U.S. … more
It’s a strange paradox that, while today’s young people seem so much more enlightened than many of their elders in terms of technology, social progress and commonsense concern for the environment … more
Federal lawmakers should follow the lead of Washington and at least 17 other states in raising the age of legal sale for vapor and tobacco products to age 21. Doing so will make it more difficult … more
No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the three consolidated immigration cases heard Tuesday, the fact that the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program came down to an up or down vote … more
“Abrazos, no balazos.” Hugs, not bullets. That has been a cornerstone of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policy toward the country’s murderous drug cartels. Eradicate poverty, … more
It is all important for top corporate executives to model behavior, and when they don’t the personal and institutional risk is enormous. It is from that backdrop that McDonald’s board of … more
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