Opinion

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Sanchez: Looking beyond the hype to see domestic and sexual violence

Congratulations, America. We seem to be moving beyond the need for the perfect victim. We no longer require a bruised and bloodied virginal innocent to make us believe that sexual assault and domestic violence occur at astounding rates in the U.S.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Wykle: A season of joy and tradition

Growing up, I loved the excitement of Christmas.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:54 AM

Editorial: Staying open to Medicaid expansion

Gov. Pat McCrory has said the door is open on the possibility of Medicaid expansion. North Carolina was one of a handful of states that opted not to accept federal money to expand Medicaid.

 

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Focusing on the kids

This week, the good news is all about the children.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Walden: What will 2015’s economy look like?

Economists receive much attention at the beginning of a new year. Understandably, people want some insight into how the economy will perform. Of course, no economist can predict every individual’s economic outlook. Instead, what we do is try to forecast the general trends in the economy so that households and businesses can make more informed decisions about their personal situations.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Dupuy: The tale of two Christmases

Last Saturday, I found myself sharing a New York City subway train with protesters from the Millions March and drunken revelers from SantaCon. Both events drew comparable-sized crowds, hovering around 25,000 participants each. Both ended up on the tiny island of Manhattan on the same day. And this coincidence is a perfect metaphor for Christmas this year.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Hood: Suppression takes another hit

Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina’s new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their desperation reflects three desires.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Fitzsimon: Devastating legacy of McCrory’s empty promises

The stories are coming fast and furious now. The Greensboro News & Record reports that schools in Rockingham County, the home of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, don’t have enough textbooks to go around and there’s no money to make copies or even buy toilet paper for the bathrooms.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Editorial: State needs to use care with online charters

As two online charter schools make their way through the application process to launch in North Carolina, we hope officials will give serious weight to whether this will be an effective way of educating our children.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Letters to the editor, Dec. 18

  • Family appreciates support in time of grief
  • Not made in America
  • Thanks for helping Disabled Veterans fundraiser