Opinion (250)

 North Carolina’s highest court will soon decide whether defendants who believe they were wrongfully convicted have the right to complain to the jurors who sat in judgment. 

Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:07

COLUMN: FDR's worst perversion of freedom

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Franklin Roosevelt did more than any other modern president to corrupt Americans’ understanding of freedom. Last week was the 75th anniversary of his 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights to guarantee economic freedom to Americans. Nation magazine whooped up the anniversary, proclaiming that Democrats now have a “unique — and likely fleeting — opportunity to deliver where FDR fell short” with vast new government programs.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:04

COLUMN: The voice from the stall in the mall

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A while ago, my wife and I had gone to the mall. Usually when we go to the mall, we shop for a little while and stop for something to eat and then we shop some more.

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.

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