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  • EDITORIALS

    At UNC-CH, a better grade of grades

    Students seek them out like spun gold, those courses that can produce an easy "A." Colleges know it, and so do prospective employers and graduate school admissions offices. But cheers to UNC-Chapel Hill for offering a fuller accounting of what grades mean.

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    Sens. McCain and Graham: Stop dithering, confront ISIS now

    After more than three years, almost 200,000 dead in Syria, the near collapse of Iraq and the rise of the world's most sinister terrorist army - the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has conquered vast swaths of both countries - President Obama's admission last week that "we don't have a strategy...

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    Forget courts: Candidates can call off attack ads themselves

    The barrage of negative ads unleashed by outside spenders hijacks control of election narratives from the candidates. And with big outside spenders lining up to support both Republicans and Democrats, especially in the most closely contested elections, both sides get pounded. Candidates can regain...

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    With NC business incentives, secrecy worse than the spending

    It would be nice if all states could set some common rules that everyone would abide by - one of them being an end to the complete secrecy. If governments want to jockey for position and compete for businesses by offering public money, the public has a right to know what's being done in its name...

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    Why veterans should be free to choose own health care

    Our veterans - more than 750,000 of whom call North Carolina home - have paid a horrific price for VA bureaucracy. The VA is a failure of government design, one that should force us to radically rethink how we provide health care for our veterans. Rather than be forced to use government-operated...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Stan Cardwell: Reflect on it

    It seems President Obama and his followers all want to complain about the lack of respect and worsening attitude concerning our commander in chief.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Christine Mumma: Pursuing justice

    Regarding the Aug. 31 news article “DNA evidence may free 2 in major Robeson case”: There are many important lessons to be learned from the Brown and McCollum cases: the importance of the work of the Innocence Inquiry Commission, including the access and objective authority it has; ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Glenn Conway: Baselining for fracking

    Fracking appears to be inevitable in this state, so why is it that baselining of groundwater chemistry (and seismicity) is being resisted?

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Timothy Hancock: Apex showing concern

    The tone and implications of your Aug. 24 news article “Apex debates growth, sprawl” were troubling. The overall tenor was that “rural residents” are resisting inevitable change that the article implies can be only favorable. The article’s “labeling”...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Ken Jones: Ignoring realities

    Regarding the Sept. 1 news article: I read with some concern about the recent controversy over “Bluest Eye” and “The Color Purple” at East Wake High School. While both works certainly contain material that might make some uncomfortable, that should not be the standard...

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