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The New York Times reports that "[i]n the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as FBI director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests."

As state superintendent of North Carolina’s public schools, I often hear from other leaders that standardized tests help hold students, teachers, and schools accountable. Accountability is important for our schools but also for our leaders. The testing system that the education-industrial complex built over the past decade forces our students and teachers to endure too many high-stakes tests layered on by federal, state, and local authorities. 

It must stop. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:24

COLUMN: Folt bolts, takes Sam with her

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So it looks like the UNC Board of Governors has run off another employee.

UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt announced she’s leaving at the end of the academic year, just weeks after UNC President Margaret Spellings announced her resignation.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:17

COLUMN: Do not conform

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Our culture is addicted to violence. That includes most Christians.

To the editor:

The 9th Congressional District Executive Committee of the Democratic Party passed a resolution on Saturday, Jan. 5 in support of a complete investigation of election fraud allegations in the 9th district. 

To the editor:

Due to the recent events that have taken place with a child being mauled (not bitten or snapped at) I've noticed an outrage against bully breeds.

To the editor:

I have seen so many posts about people complaining about the Animal Shelter. I am here to offer a solution to you: Get involved! Donate and/or volunteer!

Monday, 14 January 2019 12:57

COLUMN: State regulatory reform is working

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Milton Friedman once observed that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” To be sure, spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific conditions often take on a life of their own. They create constituencies that receive funds or protection from the program and thus have a strong interest in converting the temporary into the permanent.

Friday, 11 January 2019 13:41

COLUMN: Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival

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Socialism’s popularity is reviving in America. 

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez captured a seat in the new Congress and is calling for confiscatory tax rates at the same time Democratic Socialist candidates are thriving in many areas of the nation. The Washington Post reported in July that it’s “been a good summer for the Democratic Socialists of America,” who have “never had more adherents or more clout.” The Democratic Socialists of America openly calls for the abolition of capitalism.

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