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Reader’s Forum — Let’s stop discrimination

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Let’s stop discrimination Ever since the N.C. General Assembly passed HB2, the LGBTQ supporters have screamed discrimination. To read the news sources, electronic and print (including an LTN editorial), HB2 is blatant discrimination . Their consistent claim is that the General Assembly is controlled by bible-thumping homophobes. As to the…

Get serious about budget

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist If you are disappointed in the course of the 2016 campaigns so far, you are hardly alone. Large and increasing percentages of voters say they are dissatisfied with both the tone and the likely outcome of the presidential primaries, for example. Nearly half (46 percent) of…

What’s behind the “Bathroom Bill?”

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Was passing the new “Bathroom Bill” the biggest mistake the current North Carolina General Assembly has made so far? Or was it just one in a series of similar overreaching legislative efforts that offend groups of citizens, discourage businesses and organizations from dealing with our state,…

OUR VIEW — Bring on a contested convention

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July might be a whole lot more interesting than usual this year. There’s a chance that Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination, won’t pick up enough delegates in the coming months to go into the July party convention as the presumptive nominee. Sen. Ted Cruz’s win…

Reader’s Forum: Animal Services article was eye-opening — 4-8-16

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Animal Services article was eye-opening When I first read LTN reporter Adam Lawson’s in-depth article (“Volunteers voice concerns about county animal shelter,” March 21) about the “dirty laundry” happenings at Lincoln County Animal Services, I was first in disbelief and very quick to discredit the cited individuals who were vocal…

America’s economic problem is regulation, not trade

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DOUG BANDOW Guest Columnist Even when Donald Trump seems to get something right, he’s mostly wrong. At least when it comes to economics. Many Americans are suffering financially. Yet the problem is not trade: Americans have grown wealthy as a trading nation. In contrast, regulation has done much to harm…

Always consider the source

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PATRICK GANNON Syndicated Columnist My boss is awesome. He’s a loyal and devoted family man and employee. He edits my stories and columns flawlessly every time. He can run a 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and dunk a basketball from the free-throw line. He’s awesome. But if he wasn’t, who…

Panama Papers break open hidden world

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EDITOR’S NOTE: When you get your first offshore account, you know you’ve hit the big time. It’s no secret that the wealthiest people in the world use offshore banking and shell companies to shield their earnings from taxation. But what makes the Sunday publication of the Panama Papers the most…

State economy sets brisk pace

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist As the 2016 general election unfolds in North Carolina, you should expect to hear a lot about how the state’s economy has fared under Republican governance in Raleigh. If Donald Trump is not the GOP nominee — his nomination would instantly become the central theme of…

Supreme Court leaves meaning of “one-person, one-vote” unclear

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ILYA SHAPIRO Syndicated columnist The unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Texas was constitutionally justified in drawing state electoral districts based on total population, even if this meant that great disparatives result among districts in numbers of voters. This was the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, in which Cato…