Like-minded people not hard to find

To the Editor: While Ms. McCamy doesn’t need defending, I take umbrage at the letter in last week’s edition suggesting that perhaps she should move to find more “like-minded” people. The writer might be appalled to find that there are many like-minded people lurking around Wake...

Join together for tolerance

To the editor: I’m writing to ask for more tolerance in our community — tolerance for different ideas and beliefs. The recent letters in response to Jean McCamy’s opinion (Aug. 8, Funny business isn’t funny) left me feeling sad and a bit hopeless that we’ll never figure it out....

McCrory uses risky vetoes

by Scott Mooneyham Some people may be surprised by Gov. Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills last week. After all, he’s a Republican. The legislature is controlled by Republicans. Surely these folks are operating from the same playbook, right? Except that’s not how...

Government programs — the real fraud

by Lee Brett In modern American politics, citizens regularly expect the government to intervene in the economy. Small wonder that politicians from both sides of the aisle constantly promise to “create jobs” and “stimulate the economy” while on the campaign trail. Once in office,...

HHS salary scandal not just about the money

by Chris Fitzsimon The day before reporter Sarah Ovaska at NC Policy Watch broke the news that two 24-year-old former campaign staffers for Governor Pat McCrory working at the Department of Health and Human Services received huge pay raises last spring, the Wilmington Star-News...