Tag: opinion

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Birthing the Big Lie

by Julian Sereno Pat McCrory, North Carolina’s former governor, Charlotte’s former mayor and current GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, doesn’t come across as an original thinker. As governor, he was an affable boot lick to Sen. Phil Berger and ...
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Let’s Agree to Avoid being Disagreeable

by Joe Jacob Why do we feel so threatened when someone does not agree with us? Seems like we are programmed to go into battle, to defend ourselves if someone has a different opinion or point of view. Is there ...
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Afghanistan and Vietnam – déjà vu 50 years later

by Julian Sereno Scenes of chaos at the Kabul Airport as Afghans attempt to flee the country after the Taliban onslaught are eerily similar to scenes from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as helicopters evacuated panicked crowds ...
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Policy: Encourage Young Immigrants to Stay

by Steve Rao Maria Theresa Louis came to America from India in 2007, when she was just four years old — and she has spent much of the past 14 years worrying about the day she will be forced to ...
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UN Climate Report Sounds ‘Code Red for Humanity’

by Jan Nichols To say I was dismayed, depressed, and angered when I learned the gist of the UN Climate Report 2021 is an understatement. We have had 40 some-odd years to address climate change/global warming or whatever term you ...
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Biden’s Blunders

by Don Lein An excellent insight into Joe Biden’s governance capability was given by Osama Bin Laden when Biden was serving as a Vice President in 2010.  In 2011, over Joe Biden’s protests, Obama ordered a mission to kill Osama bin ...
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NC GOP Repress Historic Truths, Spread Trump Lies

by Julian Sereno Look who’s turning out to be the real snowflakes. The ones traumatized by ideas that challenge their beliefs. It’s North Carolina Republicans. They are doing their best to cancel ideas of which they disapprove, as well as ...
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Unintentional But Very Real Bias

by Jan Nichols A dear friend gave me a book for my birthday that I finally got around to reading. Invisible Women, Data Bias in a World Designed for Men is not what you would call light summer reading, although ...
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The Return Of Masking

by Bill Crawford This is an effort that began with the CDC changing their recommendations, backtracking on their unmasking of the vaccinated in May, which opened up many suburbs and cities (especially in Blue states) to freer personal and business ...
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Focus on Big Tech Could Be Critical to NC Innovation ...

by Steve Rao Last year, several news outlets reported that the Department of Justice was meeting with state attorneys general regarding ongoing antitrust investigations into Google. The meeting between federal and state watchdogs was the latest sign that Big Tech ...