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December 10, 2018

How should we respond to the urban-rural divide? The question has legions of politicians, scholars, journalists and businesses scrambling for answers.

I respect their efforts. But I feel compelled to point out, respectfully, that the question is poorly conceived. Most people live in neither truly…

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December 09, 2018

“There should be an historic plaque in Chapel Hill honoring George Bush.”

On the day after the former president’s death, Chapel Hill lawyer and chair of the town’s historic district commission, Bob Epting, was making opening remarks at a public seminar on preserving historic…

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December 08, 2018

Back in 1897, an 8-year-old girl, prompted by naysaying friends, wrote The New York Sun wanting the truth about the existence of Santa Claus. Today that letter might be answered by apparent congressman-elect Mark Harris, confirming not only Santa’s existence, but also that his name is McCrae…

Tom Campbell

December 07, 2018

All of the leaders assembled at the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires committed their nations to the fight against climate change, except one — President Trump, of course. But pay him no mind. As the proverb says, "The dogs bark but the caravan moves on."

We don't have to wait for history…

Eugene Robinson

December 05, 2018

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter (http://tinyurl.com/ybsejy3f).

Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who…

Walter Williams

December 04, 2018

If there's one thing that can unite Republicans and Democrats in a polarized state legislature, it's handing out tax breaks to big corporations looking to move jobs to North Carolina.

Last week, the legislature agreed — for the second time this year — to increase the size of the…

Colin Campbell

December 03, 2018

Not surprisingly, the "riots" along the southern border this week, with hundreds of Central Americans throwing themselves against the "walls" of the United States, have frightened many Americans.

President Trump says a lot of zany, strange and even stupid things, but — let's be fair-minded…

Georgie Ann Geyer

December 02, 2018

Instead of going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house we traveled east this Thanksgiving. It was comforting to see that most of the furniture, downed trees and debris that had littered roadsides since Hurricane Florence had been removed, but it was equally clear that life…

Tom Campbell

December 01, 2018

President Donald Trump does not need, and should not pursue, a war of words with Chief Justice John Roberts.

Both lead equal branches of government. Neither would benefit from ongoing anvil tossing, especially at a time when Trump has no attorney general who can command the respect and attention of…

HughHewitt

November 30, 2018

Climate change is happening "primarily as a result of human activities" and its damaging impacts — severe droughts, deadly wildfires, monster tropical storms, punishing heat waves — "are already being felt in the United States." That's not me talking. It's the conclusion of the U.S.…

Eugene Robinson
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