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John Hood

OPINION

Mortgage discrimination claims are bunk

By John Hood
| October 18, 2021

A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

Mark Robinson and the legacy of Jesse Helms

By Alexander H. Jones
| October 18, 2021

Many North Carolina Republicans wouldn’t consider it an insult to compare their party’s lieutenant g...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Free as in beer, not as in speech

By Thomas L. Knapp
| October 16, 2021

On Oct. 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate, decrying...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: Blessings from God do not wait

By Grace Ministries USA
| October 14, 2021

Ephesians 1:3 (ESV) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in C...

Dave Chappelle is shown arriving at a Washington awards ceremony to receive the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 27, 2019.

OPINION

Chappelle’s challenge: Conversation, not cancellation

By Corey Friedman
| October 14, 2021

Who makes a more credible ally: the self-important scolds who presume to speak for you, or the true ...

John Hood

OPINION

School closures were a mistake

By John Hood
| October 14, 2021

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed v...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Stop the bullies harassing school boards

By Tom Campbell
| October 14, 2021

My daily walk to and from school in first grade was past the house of the neighborhood bully. Day af...

Bob Hall

COMMENTARY

One voter can turn a loser into a winner

By Bob Hall
| October 12, 2021

With early voting set to begin this Thursday in many cities, a new report answers the question: Does...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Raise Congress’ pay and tax the rich

By Thomas L. Knapp
| October 11, 2021

“Young investors have a new strategy,” National Public Radio’s Tim Mak reported on Sept. 21: “Watchi...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

Following Macbeth’s advice in Afghanistan

By D.G. Martin
| October 11, 2021

Can Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” help us deal with President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops...

Commentary | Views and Reviews

When it comes to fair food, it’s all fair game

By Jean McCamy
| October 11, 2021

If I were going to the N.C. State Fair this year, which I’m not, I could sashay right by the atomic ...

John Hood

OPINION

Yes, government can be shrunk

By John Hood
| October 11, 2021

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts...

Democratic congressional candidate Charles Graham, a current state representative, discusses the Battle of Hayes Pond in a popular campaign video.

OPINION

Charles Graham launches strong challenge to Dan Bishop

By Alexander H. Jones
| October 11, 2021

State Rep. Charles Graham is drawing strength from history in his effort to make history. Announcing...

Joe Weaver

COMMENTARY

A Gen-Xer reflects on his world-changing plans

By Joe Weaver
| October 9, 2021

It has been a long time since I was a teenager. For some of you, it has been an even longer time, an...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

What will the Federal Reserve do?

By Mike Walden
| October 9, 2021

During my 43 years of teaching economics at North Carolina State University, my favorite part of the...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

‘No first use’ nuke policy an empty gesture

By Thomas L. Knapp
| October 9, 2021

“Debate on ‘no first use’ of nukes mushrooms in Washington,” Joe Gould reports at Defense News. “Fi...

OPINION

Trigger warning: This won’t be helpful

By Corey Friedman
| October 7, 2021

As they write next semester’s syllabus, some professors will make a cynical calculation: It’s better...

John Hood

OPINION

There is no free ride

By John Hood
| October 7, 2021

RALEIGH — The latest news about North Carolina transportation was no surprise. In a pattern all too...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Another man sounds off on abortion

By Tom Campbell
| October 7, 2021

Don’t you find it ironic that most of the people making laws and pontificating about women’s abortio...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

One weird trick to get politics out of education

By Thomas L. Knapp
| October 7, 2021

Over the last two years — since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project  to “reframe the coun...


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