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November 06, 2018

From the time it was announced in January, the agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and the companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline invited questions about its constitutionality, legality and practicality. North Carolinians are poised to get answers when work by a subcommittee of the Joint…

Joseph Coletti

November 05, 2018

We know almost nothing about the health effects of something most of us probably eat every day: plastic.

Scientists only last week announced the first preliminary evidence that small bits of plastic are getting into us, though this was long suspected given that much of what we eat and drink is…


November 05, 2018

Hours before Robert Bowers gunned down 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, he wrote, "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."

It's unfair to blame President Trump directly for Bowers' murderous…

Steve and Cokie Roberts

November 04, 2018

After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., firing more than 70 rounds at House Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared it "outrageous" that anyone would blame Democrats'…


November 03, 2018

If you’ve ever been involved in political campaigns you know there comes a point when you have drained every ounce of energy and resources available and exhausted, you declare, “it’s all over but the shouting.”

In a matter of hours we will have reached that point for this…

Tom Campbell

November 02, 2018

"Both sides" are not responsible for the horrific political terrorism we have seen this past week. Only the right is to blame — starting with President Trump and his complicit enablers in the Republican Party.

They have been playing with fire. It was inevitable that people would get…

Eugene Robinson

November 01, 2018

Proponents of a constitutional requirement that all North Carolina voters show a photo ID have a problem. They want voters to show that they are who they say they are, but they can't show that voter fraud is what they say it is.

In-person voter fraud can't be identified because it's all but…

Ned Barnett

October 31, 2018

Democrats are hoping the coming election will give them a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans and much of our nation dread that prospect. My question is: What would a House majority mean for the Democrats? Let's look at it.

To control the House of Representatives, Democrats must…

Walter Williams

October 30, 2018

Your vote in state House and Senate races could be your best chance to make a difference in this year's election.

Only three of the state's 13 congressional districts are competitive, so if you live in one of the 10 that are gerrymandered to re-elect an incumbent, you don't really get to help…

Colin Campbell

October 29, 2018

In announcing his decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Trump cited Russia's repeated violations and the fact that the treaty does not bind China, which is engaged in the world's most ambitious ballistic missile development program.

But Trump's…

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