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It’s “cruelty,” Salon’s Melanie McFarland scolds.

“Offensive in all the wrong ways,” wails Vice’s Patrick Marlborough.

Most popularly — to repeat a charge several critics have lobbed — Dave Chappelle is “punching down.”

I get bored pretty easily. When I do, I have a few go-to things that I do when I get bored. 

Andrew Yang's small but solid polling in the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination race shows that "Universal Basic Income" has gone from a fringe idea to an idea with a foothold in the popular consciousness.

Monday, 09 September 2019 13:56

COLUMN: Reform should accompany new districts

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I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line.

Judges have sent North Carolina lawmakers back to the drawing board to redraft the state’s lopsided legislative district maps. Again.

“Go to school and make a life outside of Richmond County, there’s nothing here.”

This sentence is one I heard too many times to count growing up in Hamlet, N.C., and I’m sure many others did as well. 

As North Carolina prepares to host President Trump, its people have plenty to celebrate because of him.

Monday, 02 September 2019 16:14

COLUMN: Progress needed on N.C. road safety

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The latest ratings of highway systems are out — and for North Carolina, the news is mixed. In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than average. We fare well on some measures. But when it comes to the safety of rural roads, North Carolina comes in next-to-last.

Happy Labor Day and congratulations! If you are reading this, chances are you are one of the millions of Americans living in one of 27 Right to Work states. You wouldn’t guess it from Right to Work opponents’ unsupported claims, but Right to Work laws are simple and straightforward, not to mention popular.

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