Democracy itself on defense

Democracy itself on defense

It is not just health care for 30 million people at stake these days. Democracy is hanging by a thread too — in Raleigh and in Washington.First,...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Cooper needs to veto bill benefitting political donors

To the Editor,Just before the General Assembly adjourned on June 30, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from legislators who ...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Choice helps with education

Choice helps with education

RALEIGH — During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run pub...

July 26th, 2017 |  


State budget kind to UNC

State budget kind to UNC

North Carolina has long benefited from one of the best-supported public university systems anywhere in the country. And the budget state lawmakers app...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Less government takes courage

Less government takes courage

RALEIGH — For decades, the modern conservative movement, and Republicans as an increasingly conservative party, dedicated themselves to the prop...

July 24th, 2017 |  


School board should listen to Fairley-Ferebee

We don’t know if the 11 members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson are capable of cleaning up the mess they have made.O...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Leveling the trading field

North Carolina lost 400,000 manufacturing jobs between 2001 and 2015, or nearly 50 percent. As I travel the 9th Congressional District, I regularly pa...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Natural gas critical for Robeson County’s economic future

Natural gas critical for Robeson County’s economic future

To the Editor,Robeson County is home to more than 40 industrial companies that rely on natural gas as a critical component of their normal operations....

July 20th, 2017 updated: July 21st, 2017. |  


Mayors express ACP support

As the elected mayors of cities and towns across Eastern North Carolina, we write to you in support of a vital economic opportunity for our state, our...

July 20th, 2017 updated: July 21st, 2017. |  


Religion, politics inseparable

Religion, politics inseparable

RALEIGH — William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar...

July 20th, 2017 |