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  • Kaminski: America needs to stay course on GPS security

    January 10, 2016 - 10:17pm

    This past summer, we learned that China targeted the Office of Personnel Management and seized records on 18 million current and former U.S. government employees.

  • Dionne: Modest initiatives a step toward ending gun lobby con game

    January 6, 2016 - 10:17pm

    The apologists for the weapons industry — they pass themselves off as the gun rights movement — demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

  • Williams: Black communities must address issues from within

    January 5, 2016 - 10:17pm

    A few years ago, BET had a commentary titled “Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?

  • Gannon: Timing everything with bond

    January 4, 2016 - 10:18pm

    A concerted push has begun in support of the $2 billion bond referendum that voters will consider during the March 15 primary election.

  • Dionne: Let me attempt to be a GOP consultant, for a day

    January 3, 2016 - 10:17pm

    The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don’t usually ask me for mine.

  • Gannon: No lame-duck 2016

    December 31, 2015 - 10:18pm

    With the filing period over for election candidates, it is natural to look ahead to November. Let’s not do that.

  • Dionne: An article of conciliation

    December 30, 2015 - 10:18pm

    At year’s end, I want to offer a word to my conservative and libertarian readers whose patience I try regularly.

  • Hood: What if recession comes?

    December 30, 2015 - 10:17pm

    History tells us that we are overdue for an economic recession.Now, History with a capital “H” is not our infallible overlord.

  • Williams: Colleges using blacks

    December 29, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels significantly lower than the rest of the student body is beneficial to blacks.

  • Gannon: Summing up 2015

    December 28, 2015 - 10:18pm

    As we look ahead to 2016, here are seven quotes to remind you about several of the top stories of 2015.“This is an age-old story of abuse of power and greed.

  • Dionne: Which party loves the USA?

    December 27, 2015 - 10:17pm

    Which political party loves America? Not the United States that once existed, but the flesh-and-blood nation that we all live in now.

  • Heba Khamis: A Season for All

    December 24, 2015 - 10:29pm

    Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.

  • Dionne: Let’s not forget to go tell it on the mountain

    December 23, 2015 - 10:17pm

    The narrative of Jesus’ birth in Luke’s Gospel has retained its power beyond the realm of believers because it renders one of the most peaceful moments in all of scripture: a gathering of angels and shepherds celebrating the “good news” and “great joy” of the birth of a baby “wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

  • Bond offers opportunity for East

    December 23, 2015 - 10:17pm

    My professional journey brought me to Greenville and East Carolina University in the summer of 1999.

  • Williams: Immorality is the root of economic problems

    December 22, 2015 - 10:17pm

    American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces.

  • Hood: Carolina Comeback real issue

    December 21, 2015 - 10:17pm

    Over the next 12 months, expect to hear a great deal about the “Carolina Comeback.” It will be the reelection theme for Gov.

  • Gannon: Where are all the candidates for state races?

    December 21, 2015 - 10:17pm

    When General Assembly Republicans moved the 2016 primaries up to March, Democrats complained that it wouldn’t leave potential candidates enough time to organize campaigns and, as a result, they would decide against running for election.

  • Krugman: Retold economic lies

    December 20, 2015 - 10:18pm

    In May 2009, Congress created a special commission to examine the causes of the financial crisis.

  • Armen: Concussion a complex concern

    December 20, 2015 - 10:18pm

    A concussion is one of the most common sports injuries, but diagnosis can be complex, as the same signs and symptoms can be found in many other conditions, and there is no single test for it.

  • Fitzsimon: Hucksterism of virtual charters

    December 19, 2015 - 10:18pm

    The education of thousands of North Carolina students and millions of taxpayer dollars are currently at risk in the latest school privatization scheme that continues to draw far too little attention from the media and even many education advocates.

  • Hood: GOP presidential tip

    December 19, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Pat McCrory, Roy Cooper, Richard Burr, and many other confirmed or potential candidates for statewide office in North Carolina have plans.

  • Dionne: Hypocrisy on Christianity

    December 19, 2015 - 10:18pm

    It was billed as a foreign policy debate, but Tuesday’s encounter among Republican presidential candidates was in large part an acting competition over who could convey the impression of being the baddest, meanest foe of the terrorists — and of Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

  • Krauthammer: Obama's legacy

    December 19, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Last Saturday, Barack Obama gained the second jewel in his foreign policy triple crown: the Paris climate accord.

  • Campbell: ‘Twelve Days'

    December 18, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Sometime during this season you will no doubt hear or maybe even sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This spirited cumulative song, with each verse built upon the previous one, lists the increasingly lavish gifts given by the recipient’s true love.

  • Gannon: Seeking middle ground

    December 17, 2015 - 10:18pm

    Rarely do we hear a politician talk so candidly and publicly about the shortcomings of his political party.State Rep.


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