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    Three ways to increase voter turnout in North Carolina

    Fewer than half the state’s registered voters are likely to participate in the local-heavy Nov. 4 mid-term elections. We have the greatest democracy in the world, but we can’t say our elections are fully free, fair and accessible when entire communities clearly don’t find them...

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    Calling all NC veterans to get out and vote

    Rarely is an election so important for our veteran community. The Department of Veterans Affairs has faded from the headlines after a summer of revelations regarding secret wait lists, months-long waits for doctor’s appointments and veterans dying while waiting for care.

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    Krauthammer: Barack Obama, bewildered bystander to his own government

    Obama’s shows of calculated outrage – and thus distance – are becoming not just unconvincing but unamusing. In our system, the president is both head of state and head of government. Obama seems to enjoy the monarchial parts, but when it comes to the actual business of running...

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    Ebola and its many American fear factors

    Critics point out that many Americans are behaving hysterically, all out of proportion to the scientific risks of Ebola. But they misunderstand what’s going on here. Fear isn’t only a function of risk; it’s a function of isolation. We live in a society almost perfectly suited...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Linda Paschal: A serious vote

    My memory of the first time I was old enough to vote is not who I voted for or even the year. Instead, I remember my emotions of that special day.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Lewis Greenwald: Good parents not limited by gender

    In his Oct. 14 Point of View “Opposing gay marriage in principle,” Sanford Kessler told us that, “The strongest argument for maintaining the traditional definition of marriage is that it strengthens the view that, all things being equal, children flourish best when raised by...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Forrest Johnson: Zane’s political ad

    Month after miserable month of relentless, tortuous and utterly uninformative political advertising on TV, radio and the Internet has left me nowhere to hide except at the breakfast table with my N&O.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Michael Resnick: A true commitment

    In the Oct. 14 Point of View “Opposing gay marriage in principle,” Dr. Sanford Kessler implied the U.S. is prone to “tyranny of the majority over thought” and is concerned people may no longer consider arguments favoring marriage only between a man and woman. Fortunately...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Thomas Winslow: Ill-gotten gains for UNC

    The long-awaited Wainstein report into athletic and academic misconduct at UNC was finally released. The report clearly illustrates an extensive scheme whereby a great many student-athletes were passed through “paper classes” for the express intent to enhance their GPAs and keep them...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Frank Holmes: Unjust rewards

    Regarding the Oct. 23 news article “Fake-class scheme aided UNC players’ eligibility”: Are Deborah Crowder or Julius Nyang’oro recipients of a UNC/state-supported pension, as both resigned while employed by UNC? If so, is there any recourse to stopping such disbursements...

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