Opinion (659)

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 10:53

OPINION: The up side of divided government

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As of late October, the political modelers at FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a 72% chance of pulling off the trifecta — winning the White House and majorities in both Houses of Congress — on Nov. 3.

Monday, 26 October 2020 11:49

OPINION: Who was that masked man?

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My first introduction to “The William Tell Overture” came not in some opera theater but as a young boy watching a grainy, black and white television. 

Monday, 26 October 2020 11:10

OPINION: Democrats may fall just short

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Of all the important electoral contests on North Carolina’s ballot, our General Assembly races will be among the most consequential.

Let’s try something new. New for me anyway. A different path, if you will. 

Friday, 23 October 2020 11:44

OPINION: Are you better off?

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Growing up, political engagement was very important in my family. 

Thursday, 22 October 2020 16:13

OPINION: The success of President Trump

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The election is upon us and early voting is already underway in many states. As is always the case with an incumbent president, voters are determining whether the current president is worthy of a second term. In short, this election is a referendum on President Trump. Let’s discuss the success of Donald Trump’s first term in office.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:01

OPINION: North Carolina leads in lost jobs

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There are about 300,000 fewer jobs in North Carolina today than there were in February, before the start of the COVID-19 recession. That’s a 7.5% drop in total employment — the biggest decline in the southern United States.

On Oct. 4, three scientists published "The Great Barrington Declaration," a statement named for the Massachusetts town in which they met.

Monday, 19 October 2020 09:42

OPINION: Sparks fly in state treasurer debate

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The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters of North Carolina elect a state treasurer every four years.

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