Opinion

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Editorial: Countering summer learning loss

Most of us spent summers far away from the classroom, exiting school at the end of May or early June, and not giving it a second thought until Labor Day was on the horizon.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

Fitzsimon: The revealing 2015 Tax Day

Tax Day 2015 didn’t exactly turn out like state legislative leaders had planned.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

Hood: Freedom is a weighty issue

Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight?


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 09:25 AM

Page: How Hillary Clinton's enemies aid her cause

In the business of low political blows, gun rights advocate Wayne LaPierre reminds us of Hillary Clinton's best not-so-secret weapon: her amazing ability to drive her rivals and critics nuts.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Goldberg: Obama coalition isn't a coupon that Hillary can redeem for votes

In news only slightly more surprising than this morning's sunrise, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president again.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Editorial: Join the fight

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has grown from one man, Gordy Klatt, walking and running on a track for 24 hours in 1985 to 4 million people in more than 20 countries participating.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Stanford: Give Ted Cruz a gold star

The key to understanding Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is not that he is a fighter or that he is an unwavering ideologue. To highlight his intelligence points the spotlight in the right direction but misses the mark. The man can give a speech, but that’s not quite the thing, either. The thing that explains Cruz, at least to me, is this: He is a debate nerd.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Jesse Helms, police dogs, World War I, Meck Dec and good N.C. eating

Here are five recent books, starting with a novel featuring a thinly disguised Jesse Helms, by North Carolina authors to put on your bedside reading table.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

Letters to the editor, April 14

  • Life perspectives
  • Questions about Inter-Basin Transfer

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Campbell: 60-plus shades of graying

North Carolina has transformed from the Pepsi Generation to the Pepto population. In 1950, the median age in our state was 26.5 years. By 1981, it was almost 30 and the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services reports it as 36.9 years in 2009. In 60 of our 100 counties there are more people over 60 than under 17 years of age, expected to increase to 90 counties by 2025. The real explosion will be in those over 85 years old.