Net neutrality has made headlines again in recent weeks, with the president urging the Federal Communications Commission to pass strict regulations on high-speed Internet providers.
Here we go again. Big election defeats inevitably are followed by major rounds of teeth gnashing, shirt-rending, soul-searching, finger pointing, self-flagellating and circular firing squad shooting. Now it’s the Democrats’ turn. Again.
Whether your team won or lost a good friend, put this week’s elections in proper perspective. Politicians, like athletes, need to understand that regardless of today’s score the proper reaction is to wake up, polish your shoes, get your equipment in shape, put on the uniform and go play the next game.
When I left home in the western part of the state to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, I wasn’t sure what career I would pursue. Law seemed like the most likely path. That changed first semester of my sophomore year when I went to work at The Daily Tar Heel.
If there has been any doubt, in the wake of the Wainstein report on academic fraud at our state’s flagship public university, that the repercussions could be serious, a remark by the head of the agency that accredits universities should lay that to rest.
The first time he said it was 10 years ago.
It’s been years since I used AOL for any kind of meaningful email, but I can’t bring myself to close the account. I keep thinking that somewhere in my cyber past there’s an old friend about to reach out — and all he has is my AOL address.
On Veterans Day, Americans are reminded to stop and recognize the sacrifice and the bravery those who have fought this nation’s wars exhibit.
The day after an election is often a time for introspection.