May. 21, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Fitzsimon: Telling attacks on inadequate House budget

Listening to the folks on the Right railing against the House budget proposal this week you’d think that the spending plan was an updated state version of the New Deal, chocked full of new initiatives and public investments to provide more opportunities for people to fulfill their potential and take care of their families and to repair and strengthen North Carolina’s badly tattered safety net.

May. 21, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

Hood: House spends too much

If leaders of the North Carolina House are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in General Fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft a historic tax-reform package to boost North Carolina’s economic competitiveness.

May. 20, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Page: Like the blues? Thank a hippie

News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.

May. 20, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

Goldberg: Bush has bigger problems than Iraq war stumble

By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Bush misheard Megyn Kelly's "knowing what we know now" question about the Iraq war. I'm not convinced.

May. 19, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Letters to the editor, May 20

  • Letter carriers appreciate help feeding hungry
  • Commissioners commended for multipurpose room vote

May. 19, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Historian Leuchtenburg on Hillary Clinton’s challenges

Is it too early to start putting the 2016 presidential election in historical perspective?


But it is never too early to ask presidential historian and UNC-Chapel Hill emeritus history professor William Leuchtenburg to size up today’s presidential politics in light of the experiences of other presidents and presidential candidates.

May. 18, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Editorial: A final tribute to unsung hero

With Ruth Burt at the center, the concentric circles radiating from her because of the lives she touched is immense.

May. 18, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Stanford: The governor in the tin foil hat

Operation Jade Helm has inspired a million jokes, and some of them have even been funny. But as much as comedians might jump on Greg Abbott for sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military exercises as the latest excuse to mock the reactionary rubes south of the Red River, Texas now faces an existential crisis: Is the governor really this crazy?

May. 17, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Pitts: GoFundMe much worse than Obamacare

Luis Lang would like you to send him some money.

May. 16, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Shortley: Pinky swear to gang up for good

Bullying is a serious problem. Just about everyone, it seems, knows someone who has been bullied or has been bullied themselves.