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Opinion

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 09, 2018

It should be extremely outrageous to all of us living in North Carolina that while the state government is cutting back on public services at every level, it is shelling out millions of dollars to corporations under the deceptive claims that they will bring jobs and further…

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 07, 2018

I love good news:

Three environmental groups were contesting a ruling from a federal judge saying that the Trump administration had authority to override environmental laws in order to build our border wall. The good news is the U.S. Supreme Court would not take up the appeal from the environmental…

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 05, 2018

Currently there are two caravans that have reached the U.S. border near San Diego traveling from the southern border of Mexico.

Along the way, members of the caravans were offered asylum in Mexico. The majority refused the offer of jobs, medical care, temporary identification papers and asylum.

By…

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

Since this is an opinion forum, I welcome anyone who disagrees with my opinions to "have at it."

The facts in my articles are not pulled out of thin air but are well researched facts. Liberals like Judy Mesko should remember when people point fingers at someone else, there's three fingers…

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