Opinion

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Editorial: Middle class at center of 2016 election

President Obama pulled off quite the stunt in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night: He helped the middle class by offering a dead-on-arrival plan to help the middle class.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

Page: How speech rights went wrong in France

For some Americans, France can seem like a trip back in time, not always in a good way.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary's political run

If you're Hillary Clinton, you pinched yourself last week to awake from a strange and wondrous dream. Except it wasn't a dream.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm

“Fired with enthusiasm.”

Last week I was reminded of that quote attributed to Clark Kerr, the legendary president of the multi-campus University of California. It is what he said when, shortly after Ronald Reagan’s election as governor in 1966, university regents ousted Kerr. He joked that he left the university the same way he came in, “fired with enthusiasm.”


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 01:38 PM

Editorial: Mental health in the teen years

The teenage years are challenging for both those going through them and the adults trying to get the teens through them. It’s a time when young people begin to assert their independence more and during which the may challenge authority figures around them more.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Reagan: Obama blew it by failing to appear in Paris

Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France after the recent terrorist attacks.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Editorial: STRIDE to meet need for boys in community

There’s a lot to love about the new STRIDE — Success, Teamwork, Respect, Inspiration, Determination and Excellence — program for boys.Similar to Girls on the Run, the program, slated to launch here this spring, focuses on running and character. It ends with a 5K run for the boys — though the community will be invited to participate, too.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

Campbell: The ‘free as particable’ North Carolina promise

Filmmaker Steve Channing’s excellent “A Generation of Change” on UNC-TV, was a stark reminder of post-war North Carolina, a state wracked by poverty, poor health and uneducated citizens.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Letters to the editor, Jan. 20

  • Family grateful for kindness after loved one’s death
  • Dealing with unresolved white privilege

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Pitts: Pontiff wrong on limiting freedom of expression

A few words on the limits to freedom of expression: