Your Daily Journal- RSS opinion Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/opinion http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/opinion Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:40:01 EST 1800 Vouchers not about helping poor kids http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50444116/Vouchers-not-about-helping-poor-kids After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy, unaccountable private-school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:59:12 EST Hagan, Tillis enter homestretch http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50434660/Hagan-Tillis-enter-homestretch RALEIGH — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, outgoing speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:57:10 EST Police escalate danger with no-knock raids http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50434935/Police-escalate-danger-with-no-knock-raids Shortly before 3 a.m. on May 28, a team of SWAT officers armed with assault rifles descended on a home outside of Atlanta and burst into a room where a family was sleeping. One of the officers threw a flash-bang grenade into the room. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:08 EST Speckles proves chickens are not slow learners http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50435117/Speckles-proves-chickens-are-not-slow-learners It's not every day that a columnist gets a letter from a chicken. But I got one from Speckles, who identified herself as the Chicken in Charge at Holland House. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:18 EST OUR VIEW Keeping the peace http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/50415038/OUR-VIEW-Keeping-the-peace “Weapons of war have no place on our streets.”When President Barack Obama uttered those words on Feb. 4, 2013, he was referring to taking measures toward gun control. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:12 EST A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court? http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50415539/A-non-lawyer-on-the-Supreme-Court President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.Not really, of course. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:50:10 EST LETTER: Crime doesn’t pay, but it costs the taxpayers http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/50342689/Crime-doesnt-pay-but-it-costs-the-taxpayers To the editor:I was inspired by a recent letter in the Daily Journal by Barbara Leviner Jackson. She was right on in her assessment that crime does not pay. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:41:12 EST LETTER: Marriage ruling protects minority rights http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50399480/Marriage-ruling-protects-minority-rights To the editor:This is a response to Janice Walker's letter concerning gay marriage on Aug. 21. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:41:09 EST ISIS poses a greater threat than al-Qaida http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50399288/ISIS-poses-a-greater-threat-than-al-Qaida Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:52:11 EST OUR VIEW: Protect student speech http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/50382985/OUR-VIEW-Protect-student-speech As the school bells ring around Richmond County and students make their way to class Monday morning, we hope teachers and administrators remember: Students have free-speech rights, too. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:46:11 EST ISIS and a bleak American future http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50380336/ISIS-and-a-bleak-American-future People willing to work for what they need and what they want will suffer the burden of their labor. They will take deep pride in their achievements — and what their labor has given them in return. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:16:10 EST LETTER: Dedicate community center to selfless volunteer http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion/50365958/Dedicate-community-center-to-selfless-volunteer To the editor: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:37:08 EST Bad-luck Bubba goes to the beach http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50366311/Bad-luck-Bubba-goes-to-the-beach Several years ago, my friend Bubba and I decided we would take our wives on a weekend trip to the beach. Now, if you have been keeping up with my column, you know that going anywhere with Bubba is an adventure. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:36:15 EST OUR VIEW: Homelessness calls for grace http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/50352728/OUR-VIEW-Homelessness-calls-for-grace We say it before meals, sing about it in church and associate it with a ballerina's bearing and poise. But what does grace really mean to us in Richmond County? Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:44:05 EST LETTER: Voters’ will on same-sex marriage ignored http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50349588/Voters-will-on-same-sex-marriage-ignored To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:43:13 EST LETTER: Less demand for meat means less pollution http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50349658/Less-demand-for-meat-means-less-pollution To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:42:06 EST LETTER: Obama deserves credit, not blame, for health care http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50349795/Obama-deserves-credit-not-blame-for-health-care To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:42:06 EST LETTER: When will Congress stop robbing retirees? http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50349896/When-will-Congress-stop-robbing-retirees To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:41:10 EST LETTER: Lawmen deserve gratitude for fugitive’s capture http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50349713/Lawmen-deserve-gratitude-for-fugitives-capture To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:40:09 EST ISIS crisis calls for careful, strategic solutions http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50333331/ISIS-crisis-calls-for-careful-strategic-solutions To the editor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:19:19 EST