Defending Laws, Howling at Their Makers

by: Scott Mooneyham   Republican leaders, from the governor’s office to the legislature, are outraged, yes, outraged to find that Attorney General Roy Cooper is throwing around his political opinions about the laws that they have been passing. A big part of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2013

Phones on plane not smart idea

by: Jean McCamy   I have a cell phone. It’s not very smart and it lives in a dark corner of my pocketbook until I take it out to make a call. I don’t know what the number is, and since it’s never on and it doesn’t know how to take messages, there’s no real reason for anybody...
Posted On 05 Dec 2013

Democracy, Republic not Mutually Exclusive Terms

To the editor: I just read Dee Sams’ venture into that eternal argument: are we a democracy or a republic?  I will make my effort to jump into the same discussion and will probably regret it. If we research the definitions of these two terms maybe that will help.  I think you...
Posted On 05 Dec 2013

Common Core English Standards: More Problems than Promise

by Bob Luebke On June 2, 2010, the N.C. State Board of Education adopted the Common Core math and English Language Arts standards. Opinion regarding the quality of the English Language Arts (ELA) standards appears divided. The pro-Common Core Fordham Foundation found the ELA...
Posted On 05 Dec 2013