Op-Ed 
Op-Ed

Nelle Hotchkiss | Expand rural broadband, but don’t burden rural people

The pandemic has shone a bright light on the need for expanded rural broadband, and I’m grateful that more than $140 million in state and federal funding has been awarded to a Fortune 100 cable provider and others in the state to connect unserved and underserved rural residents in North Carolina. As this grant funding, which was announced in December, creates a new market for broadband providers in rural communities, we must reject efforts by for-profit special interests that would lead to higher costs for North Carolina’s rural consumers.

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Op-Ed 
Op-Ed

Elizabeth Shackelford | What a container ship stranded in the Suez Canal showed us about globalization

The Ever Given had been stuck in Suez sand for nearly a week when my neighbor asked if we were sure the giant container ship hadn’t been sabotaged. It seemed too globally consequential to have been caused by accident, he thought. That it was ultimately freed by a lucky alignment of sun and moon didn’t instill confidence in the global order on which we all rely.

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Op-Ed 
Op-Ed

John Crisp | How will we remember George Floyd?

Last May 25, George Floyd stopped being just a man and became a symbol. Suddenly he was no longer an ordinary Black guy enjoying a holiday evening in Minneapolis. He became a representative of all Black Americans whose lives have been disrupted or destroyed by our less-than-evenhanded criminal justice system. His death became the one that was one too many.

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