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    Dan DiPerna: Ideological waste

    Regarding the July 22 letter “Forced funds”: I wonder what the letter-writer, a budget analyst for Civitas Institute, would say if his mother-in-law had lived 40 years after she started collecting Social Security instead of the unfortunate two years or if she had not been participating...

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    John Wooding: Baiting bears

    “Don’t feed bears.” The N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission warns if you do, the bears will become dependent on humans for food, and they will become bears that cause problems. So what did the agency do? It passed a law that encourages hunters to feed bears.

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    Virginia Jones: Zane’s ‘spin’ on politics

    So happy to get the word from Peder Zane on July 16 regarding the problems in our state (“Off to see the wizard,” column). It is not the legislature or Art Pope, but the “liberal spin, liberal spin, liberal spin.”

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    Melinda Baran: Irish incentives

    Regarding your July 10 editorial and other commentaries condemning United States business interests for moving their official corporate headquarters outside of the United States to avoid our high federal corporate tax rate: Ireland is now a primary multinational corporate destination. Perhaps it...

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    Betty Adcock: Of poets laureat

    The recent controversy over Gov. Pat McCrory’s appointment of a new poet laureate of North Carolina deserves some clarification. McCrory bypassed procedure and appointed someone without taking qualifications into account. He also bypassed the history and purpose of the post.

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    Steve Agner: Cyclists should be insured

    The July 16 news story “Cyclist-motorist friction mounts on rural roads” needs to be taken further.

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    Conrad L. Flick: Support House Medicaid plan

    I am a family physician who has practiced full time in Wake County for over 20 years. Over the past 16 months, a tremendous amount of hard work has gone into a Medicaid reform plan that is good for taxpayers, patients and providers.

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    Barry Lumpkin: In poetry news ...

    Presenting a not unlikely news story: Today, without the governor’s knowledge, the N.C. Senate jumped into the poetry fray by introducing a law to limit the length of poems to three stanzas. Senators declared that anything longer is simply bad poetry and bad for business and that the science...

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    Mike Webb: MIA maps

    Regarding the July 14 news article “PSNC plans pipeline extension”: The map of possible routes for the pipeline must be top-secret information. It appears to be one of the few things in the known universe that is not available on the Internet. It isn’t on the PSNC website. None...

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    Brian Balfour: Forced funds

    A July 16 Point of View declared that “Social Security is working.” I disagree.

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