Internet deserts persist

Internet deserts persist

Shortly after online dating appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, “On the Internet no one knows you’r...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

The notion that elected officials often debate and even enact new laws based on a faulty understanding of what they are discussing and/or voting on is...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Campuses Ought Not Breed Contempt

Campuses Ought Not Breed Contempt

RALEIGH — Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. A...

September 14th, 2017 |  


A tale of two North Carolina schools

A tale of two North Carolina schools

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court infamously upheld the legality of racial segregation and “Jim Crow” laws. Under the “separate but eq...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Mobile syringe exchange serves people where they are

Mobile syringe exchange serves people where they are

On Wednesday afternoons, Michael Page and Hyun Namkoong load up a gray, nondescript minivan with short and long syringes, cotton balls, alcohol swabs,...

September 12th, 2017 |  


No Judicial redistricting in special session

No Judicial redistricting in special session

Representative Justin Burr obviously has a burr under his saddle, almost single-handedly leading an effort to redistrict the judicial and prosecutoria...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Is white shame fueling white rage?

Is white shame fueling white rage?

People in Durham are talking about the tumbling of the statue honoring Confederate soldiers. Wendy Jacobs, chair of the board of county commissioners,...

September 8th, 2017 |  


As hurricane season peaks, Harvey provides a flood of lessons for NC

As hurricane season peaks, Harvey provides a flood of lessons for NC

The disaster in Houston should not have come as a surprise. Scores were killed and thousands driven from their homes in catastrophic flooding. An esti...

September 8th, 2017 |  


A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A Chapel Hill monument comes down

A monument to a treasured past came down in Chapel Hill last week.No, the Silent Sam statute of a Confederate soldier still stands.The lost monument c...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Rules Limp Off into the Sunset

Rules Limp Off into the Sunset

RALEIGH — North Carolina is a national leader in conservative reform of state governance — a fact that, as you might expect, pleases conse...

September 7th, 2017 |