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Election offers distinct choices

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Early voting begins in North Carolina on Thursday and, no matter where you fall on the spectrum of political ideology, it’s of the utmost importance that you exercise your constitutional right to vote in this election. The stakes at the national level are both enormous and obvious. Eight years of…

Ending accidents on NC roadways

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Its goal is to end deaths and serious injuries on our roads in 30 years. In 2015, about 1,400 people died on state roads, which mirrors the 10-year average of 1,432 fatalities and 115,609 injuries from 2004-13. The trend line has changed alarmingly this year. Last week, the National Highway…

Farm bill will be pressing issue for next president

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CHRIS EDWARDS Guest Columnist An important issue on the plate of the incoming president will be the next farm bill. Current farm programs run through September 2018, and farm bill supporters are already making plans to extend and expand them. I have posted a new essay on why farm subsidies…

Democrats would raise sales taxes

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist If Roy Cooper and North Carolina Democrats regain control of state government in Raleigh, where would they get the money to pay for all the spending promises they are making? If you were watching the October 11 debate between Cooper and the governor he wants to…

Trump Derangement Syndrome

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DAVID BOAZ Guest Columnist Back in 2003, the psychiatrist and columnist Charles Krauthammer declared a new psychiatric syndrome, “Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.” He had a…

Helping each other after Matthew

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Matthew is gone. Nothing but clear weather ahead, for a week or more. The floodwaters have ebbed, at least here. And many residents and businesses have power back. That’s the good news. But there’s more than enough bad to go around: The damage is extensive and the losses are, for…

Reader’s Forum

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The big, bad bathroom issue Let me see if I have the correct perspective in this thing: LGBT “civil rights”… specifically transgender people. Here you go. Hang with me. A man can believe or think that he is a woman in his head … should be regarded as such even…

Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just…

Liability funding debated

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PAUL T. O’CONNOR Syndicated Columnist Politicians love to scare us. Whether it’s terrorism, a virus or crime, their message is: Vote for me, or you’re in danger. The challenge for voters is deciding whether the danger is real or imagined. North Carolinians have a scary issue ahead and they’ll have…

Presidential candidates mislead voters

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist In 1653, an Anglican clergyman named William Lee had an idea. Watching his family members work constantly with their knitting needles, Lee wondered if it might be possible to automate the process of knitting wool into cloth. “My duties to Church and family I began to…