Griffin’s jab at Trump not funny, but emblematic

If you didn’t laugh at comedienne Kathy Griffin’s decision to have a photograph published online of her holding what appeared to be the bl...

June 5th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: General Assembly should rework the school calendar

North Carolina’s public school calendar was set for economic and political considerations, not for academic reasons. It’s time to try a mo...

May 9th, 2017 |  


GOP lawmakers pick loser in battle with ACC

Republicans in Raleigh for some reason insist on picking losing hands.The party, which controls both chambers with veto-proof majorities, is well posi...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Hopefully HB142 will end the bathroom talk

At this point we aren’t convinced that most North Carolinians understand what House Bill 2 did before last week’s “reset,” or ...

April 4th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered a well-aimed veto.“We need less politics in the courtroom, not more,” he said in rejecting House Bill 100, which...

March 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Let’s cheer real economic progress

TAR HEEL VIEW: Let’s cheer real economic progress

Despite the chaos and growing fears about disunity among Americans that may cause lasting harm to our democracy, the United States is experiencing one...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Feelings of anxiety are normal

Feelings of anxiety are normal

Anxiety is a very normal, human emotion that can make you feel as if you are losing control. Anxiety can be described as a feeling of worry, nervousne...

March 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

TAR HEEL VIEW: Yes, the press is the enemy — of secrecy

How should the press respond to President Donald Trump’s claim that “the fake news media” are “the enemy of the American peopl...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

FEB. 12, 2017 — In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with t...

February 16th, 2017 |  


‘White privilege’ makes some uncomfortable

Years ago, I visited a former black mental hospital and fell into conversation with a witty, friendly, black psychiatrist.He taunted me: “You...

February 11th, 2017 |