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Many Americans are outraged that protests over racial inequality in America have infiltrated the ranks of top-tier professional sports, but the numbers suggest it was a sheer … more
For much of this decade, Americans have debated how college administrators should handle allegations of campus sexual assaults. How to balance the rights of the victim and the accused. How to punish … more
Wilson Community College wants to put our county back to work. A discussion on WCC’s 3 percent drop in enrollment during Monday’s meeting of college trustees led to a brainstorming session on … more
We’re not about to argue that a thorough updating of our state’s judicial districts is unnecessary. The last large-scale redrawing of the court districts was in 1955. There have been a few … more
Defending free speech often means siding with scoundrels, as allowing even the shrillest voices to be muted erodes First Amendment protections for every American citizen. It’s a position most succinctly expressed in Beatrice Hall’s wise … more
North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Sept. 9. It’s the first hemp harvest in the Tar Heel State for at least 80 years, according to … more
For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association. Thousands marched through the streets of Washington on Saturday to protest the FBI’s designation of … more
Americans who do business with big financial institutions trust them with important personal information, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Those firms in turn hire companies like Equifax to run credit checks on customers applying … more
Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this Sunday. If they’re serious about honoring the ultimate source of federal, state and local laws, legislators could expand a … more
When it comes to polarization, Phil Berger has a point. As the N.C. Senate prepared to approve new legislative district maps on Aug. 28, Berger delivered a dissertation on the disappearance of moderate Democrats, blaming far-left politics for the … more
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