Americans want the Affordable Care Act improved, not undermined

Americans want the Affordable Care Act improved, not undermined

Here is something you probably haven’t heard much lately, if at all, given the shocking news from Charlottesville and the disturbing reaction by...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Plastic bag ban has to go

Plastic bag ban has to go

My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy.If you’ve ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Photojournalism contributions of John Morris

John Morris died in Paris, aged 100, on July 28. While he photographed few published images himself, as photo editor for Life magazine, and the New Yo...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Media spinning wrong narrative on Charlottesville

Media spinning wrong narrative on Charlottesville

The political violence in Charlottesville (Saturday) was as predictable as it was futile. One person was killed and dozens badly injured, marking a ne...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Attack Venezuela? Trump can’t be serious!

Attack Venezuela? Trump can’t be serious!

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advi...

August 15th, 2017 |  


End-of-summer reads challenge our view of history

End-of-summer reads challenge our view of history

Two recent books have pushed North Carolinians to deal with unpleasant episodes in our state’s history.In “The Wilmington Ten: Violence, I...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Hideous consequences of ideas

Hideous consequences of ideas

In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: “ideas have consequences.&...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Garabedian: One brave Marine

Garabedian: One brave Marine

On Nov. 10 of this year, the United States Marine Corps will celebrate it’s birthday, we will be 242 years old. This story is not about a birthd...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Fighting for free speech on campus

Fighting for free speech on campus

I never made it to a four-year college.For the most part, I never really wanted to — although I had considered it several times. After spending ...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Scandalous sessions subvert democracy

Scandalous sessions subvert democracy

The General Assembly will convene a special session next week but most people in North Carolina, including the vast majority of the members of House a...

August 10th, 2017 |