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Friday, 04 June 2021 12:29

OPINION: A decade of decline

A top scientist turned down a job at UNC-CH because the Board of Trustees refused to offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Lisa Jones, a prominent chemist, turned down an offer at UNC, writing, “The news this week that Nikole Hannah-Jones was denied tenure was very disheartening. It does not seem in line with a school that says it is interested in diversity.” The Board of Trustees is clearly doing harm to the school they are supposed to support and promote. 

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RALEIGH — Three years after the N.C. electorate decided to add a voter identification requirement to the state constitution, Republican lawmakers are defending voter ID in court.

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Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:33

OPINION: Biden a transformational president

Democrats passed the American Recovery Act without a single Republican vote. The party that spent the past four years giving tax cuts to the rich and running up unprecedented deficits is suddenly concerned about the debt and deficit again. It was predictable as daylight savings time. 

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Friday, 12 March 2021 12:12

OPINION: Betting on competence

Democrats are about to try something radical. They are going to run on competence instead of ideology or demagoguery.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly on Monday, March 1, tried but failed — by one vote, 29-20 — to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, even as students — parents, too — suffer, and opinion polls show residents want children back in the classroom.

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Monday, 15 February 2021 12:02

OPINION: Sales tax hike is unneeded

When North Carolina Democrats are in power, their go-to source of new revenue is to raise sales taxes.

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As Democrats push to pass their agenda, Republicans are whining that Joe Biden promised bi-partisanship and they aren’t getting a say. Cry me a river.

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Thursday, 31 December 2020 13:33

OPINION: Democrats' glaring strategic mistake

Yesterday, I took a first look at turnout from the 2020 election. What keeps haunting me is the discrepancy between Democratic and Republican turnout.

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RALEIGH — Boots on the ground are worth more than a dollar.

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ELLERBE — Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, contrasted his father’s policies with those of former Vice President Joe Biden — and Democrats in general — during a Friday afternoon rally in the field behind Ellerbe Springs Inn.

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