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    Jim Pomeranz: The other side

    In reference to the April 18 Points of View “The politics of poverty” by Michael Jacobs and “Two faces of freedom” by Jane S. Shaw: Two excellent narratives making much more sense than anything Gene Nichol, UNC’s loud mouthpiece, ever has said or written. Hear, ...

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    Molly McKinley: Peace Strong

    Even before my acceptance to Peace College, I fondly remember seeing the slogan “Peace Strong” on pamphlets. Then I had no idea what those two words would mean to me.

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    Sara Merz: Fresh food for poor

    On behalf of Advocates for Health in Action, thank you for the April 11 news article “Markets struggle with food stamps,” highlighting great outcomes of SNAP/EBT (food stamps) at farmers markets so low-income families can buy fresh local foods.

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    Robert L. Mitten: It’s a wash

    I read Art Pope’s April 16 Point of View “NC tax reform and flusher families” on all the wonderful things Gov. Pat McCrory and the Jones Street crowd are doing to fatten our take-home pay. I have one question. How does the increase in the sales tax on electricity and piped natural...

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    Wanda Nicholson: Grammar lesson needed

    In the April 23 news story “Brannon targets Tillis in first GOP Senate debate,” Greg Brannon’s comment during the first debate in regards to Common Core, “This is a distinction between Thom and I” – oh, the irony! He made the argument for a standard of competency...

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    Richard Philpot: Left unsaid

    It was enlightening to hear the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate “debate” the subject of global warming. It’s unfortunate that there was not sufficient time for them to also express their “beliefs” on evolution and the geometric shape of the earth. I’...

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    Evelyn Barrett: The new ‘average’

    Regarding the April 23 news story “Wake schools OK $1.3B budget”: Since when did 46th out of 50 states become “average”? “Average is not good enough for us,” Wake County Board of Education vice chairman Tom Benton said. “We have the wherewithal to...

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    Harry Hutson: Politics, not economics

    Regarding the April 22 new story “In N.C., a GOP contest over who’s more conservative”: Frank Roche, an adjunct instructor in economics at Elon University who is running in the District 2 Republican primary against Rep. Renee Ellmers, was quoted on the topic of immigration: &#...

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    Bob Wright: Disclaimer essential

    I agree that Gene Nichol has the right to write articles for The N&O. That’s freedom of speech. However, I wholly agree with the UNC administrators that a disclaimer be added at the end of the articles indicating that he does not necessarily “speak” for the university.

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    Andrew Sleeth: Can’t censor truth

    My sincere thanks to Jim Jenkins for defending Gene Nichol and free speech (“Trials of a righteous man,” Apr 17 column).

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