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Thomas L. Knapp


Political power is problem, not solution

By Thomas L. Knapp
| October 23, 2021

President Joe Biden wants the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to mandate COVID-19 vaccin...

Mike Walden


Is a wealth tax in the future?

By Mike Walden
| October 23, 2021

Trillions of dollars were added to the national debt during the COVID-19 pandemic as the federal gov...

Josh Stein


Keep an eye out for student loan scams

By Josh Stein
| October 22, 2021

The pandemic has disrupted all or parts of three academic years for students. Not surprisingly, ther...


Cancel drug patents when the public pays

By Corey Friedman
| October 21, 2021

Pope Francis is urging drugmakers to release their lucrative patents on coronavirus vaccines, allowi...

Ronald Fraser


NC’s do-it-yourself justice system

By Ronald Fraser
| October 21, 2021

When charged with a crime, do North Carolinians call upon fellow citizens, sitting as a jury, to dec...

Tom Campbell


Do we even want pre-pandemic work conditions?

By Tom Campbell
| October 21, 2021

Not since 1942, when women flooded into the workplace in support of the war effort, have we seen a w...


Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

A Wake Weekly editorial
| October 21, 2021

As North Carolina lawmakers continue hammering out a state budget, they can make the most of their e...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon


Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

A Wake Weekly editorial
| September 9, 2021

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

Guest Editorial

Protect charter school students’ civil liberties

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 20, 2021

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...


Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wake Weekly editorial
| July 29, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

Guest Editorial

Transparency foes don’t represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 27, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

Guest editorial

NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 12, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

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