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OPINION

Child support complicates abortion debate

By Corey Friedman
| January 28, 2022

Crossing partisan battle lines and taking heavy fire from both sides, Rep. Forrest Bennett unwitting...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Anti-encryption scoundrels play to parents’ fears

By Thomas L. Knapp
| January 28, 2022

The UK’s Home Office, Rolling Stone reports, is ramping up for a new offensive against end-to-end en...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Spam and scam calls plague cellphone users

By Tom Campbell
| January 27, 2022

Who knew I had so many friends worried about my car’s warranty? Before Christmas, it felt like a ho...

VIEWS AND REVIEWS

Remembrance of snowstorms past

By Jean McCamy
| January 26, 2022

Do you remember, as a child, waking up on a winter morning to total quiet and lying in bed for a mom...

Josh Stein

COMMENTARY

How to spot scam debt collectors

By Josh Stein
| January 26, 2022

If you have bills that are past due, you might be contacted by a debt collector. But don’t be fooled...

John Hood

OPINION

State should let hospitals compete

By John Hood
| January 26, 2022

By restricting competition among hospitals and other medical providers, North Carolina keeps the cos...

OPINION

Clickbait crusaders challenge cops

By Corey Friedman
| January 24, 2022

An activist’s testy exchange with a small-town police chief is stoking outsize outrage on YouTube, t...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

He made me famous

By D.G. Martin
| January 24, 2022

The man who made me briefly famous died last week. Tom Clark was 93.  He taught me Old Testament at ...

John Hood

OPINION

Should felons be able to vote?

By John Hood
| January 24, 2022

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to reg...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

The war on our independent judiciary

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 24, 2022

In 2016, our Republican-led state legislature narrowly chose not to expand the state Supreme Court i...

Joe Weaver

HUMOR

Staycation beats destinations for exotic getaways

By Joe Weaver
| January 22, 2022

About this time each year, my wife and I start thinking about a vacation. I don’t know if we are sti...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Schumer gets it half-right on filibuster

By Thomas L. Knapp
| January 22, 2022

On Wednesday, U.S. Senate Democrats tried and failed to pass a one-time exception to that body’s pra...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Keep the kids in class

By Tom Campbell
| January 22, 2022

Omicron is spreading faster than kudzu, especially among our children. Some educators and health off...

John Hood

OPINION

Freedom is worth the risk

By John Hood
| January 22, 2022

During each election cycle, we are treated to an endless parade of politicians extolling freedom. Gi...

Band

Commentary

Lateness, latitude and pagination

By Gary Band
| January 20, 2022

In 1993, after serving for five years in the Navy, I enrolled in four classes at Broward College nea...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Of pockets, legs and polarization

By Thomas L. Knapp
| January 19, 2022

“For the people who actually study the origins of civil wars, not just in the U.S., but as a class o...

Rob Schofield

OPINION

5 key facts on the inflation blame game

By Rob Schofield
| January 19, 2022

The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late — especially as...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Scots-Irish roots shape our Southern dialect

By D.G. Martin
| January 17, 2022

“Prove it.” One of this column’s readers challenged me to back up my recent assertion that some Amer...

John Hood

OPINION

Exit polls offer useful insights

By John Hood
| January 17, 2022

Every two years, exit pollsters attempt to survey voters who’ve just cast ballots. They post intervi...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Poll presents compelling, alarming picture of NCGOP

By Alexander H. Jones
| January 17, 2022

From time to time, it is wise to consult a statistical portrait of the nation’s politics. Politics c...


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