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  • EDITORIALS

    After NY ban, NC should wait on fracking

    New York’s ban on fracking shows the seriousness of concerns. N.C. should wait.

  • EDITORIALS

    Birds give wings to hope

    As Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers.” So it is when birds take flight.

  • NED BARNETT

    McCrory blames the messenger

    Gov. Pat McCrory should have admitted his mistake in the timing and disclosure of a special payment for his services on a mortgage broker’s board. Instead, he’s attacking the accuracy of the report that made the situation public.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Mike Morin: Scandal balance

    Regarding your paper’s joy at the release of the biased Senate Democratic report on torture (“Report: Torture by CIA wasn’t worth its cruelty,” Dec. 10 news article), I hope you will use the same font settings on your front-page headline to report the findings of the ...

  • OTHER VIEWS

    Some UNC centers more about politics than academics

    Jane Shaw and Jenna Robinson: Centers at the University of North Carolina have held one-sided, partisan meetings – with Democrats in charge – arousing little or no objection. That fact should be recognized now that the UNC Board of Governors is reviewing on-campus centers.

  • OTHER VIEWS

    Board of Governors’ review of UNC centers has clear agenda

    Joseph Polich: This was a content-review ambush hidden beneath budget qualifications and “phases.” If the BOG decides to close the Poverty Center or the Center for Civil Rights – I say “close” because cuts aren’t possible as neither of these centers receives...

  • OTHER VIEWS

    FBI review of Lennon Lacy death welcome

    The FBI has accepted calls from the NAACP and others to investigate the death of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old from Bladenboro who was found hanging from a swing set in August. Doubts about the state’s ruling of the case as a suicide were already substantial. The more details we’ve learned...

  • OTHER VIEWS

    Brooks: Unions and a crisis of accountability

    David Brooks: Unions, and especially public-sector unions, have done a lot over the past decades to rigidify workplaces, especially government. Teachers’ unions have become the single biggest impediment to school reform. Police unions have become an impediment to police reform. If you look...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    David Fellerath: Pork business questions

    J. Andrew Curliss’ intriguing High on the Hog series raises questions that aren’t fully answered. Curliss portrays his two hog farmers as plucky innovators, but there’s little information about their relationship to Sumitomo, a giant Japanese consortium that, in its role as ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Steve Hensen: Class divisions

    I often see letters in The People’s Forum riddled with confusion, half-truths and even occasional lies, but few as egregious as the Dec. 16 “Blame game” letter protesting a “one-sided” view of the rich in an editorial cartoon.

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