Opinion

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Your View: Guest Column - Tillis touts his record with billionaires’ money

Poor Thom Tillis seems only to have one sure constituency:  Kansas billionaires!  They do seem to love him. They’ve funded over 8,600 ads for him.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Your View: Israel is a beautiful country

My wife and I recently returned from a 10-day tour of Israel, and I must say that everything there is still alive and well in that wonderful country. Our group traveled as far south as Masada (next to the Dead Sea) and as far north as the Golan Heights. We were never threatened or felt unsafe whatsoever.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Your View: I want positive change in Guilford

This is to let everyone know that I am in this race to win the office of Guilford County sheriff. Recently, an article appeared about my past life from many years ago. I would like to be on record for all citizens of Guilford County that I refuse to let my past dictate my future. I will continue to focus on the 2014 sheriffs campaign theme:  "A positive change for all citizens of Guilford County."


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Clarence Page: Small town tyrannies preserve race inequities

Voter registration has surged by more than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Missouri, since August 9, when the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer touched off sometimes-violent protests.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Your View: For this, I’d raise my taxes

Here’s my 2 cents. I am voting “Yes” for a tax hike.  You heard me.  I’m voting to raise my taxes.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Your View: Will US aid Hong Kong demonstrators?

People are protesting in China again. This time it is in Hong Kong.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

Your View: GOP voting law changes aim to stifle turnout

Dick Angel's Sept. 29 guest column (“Voter ID. Border control. Balanced budget. Why bother?”) lists the usual reasons for showing a photo ID at the polls before casting a ballot:  One must show a photo ID before boarding an airplane, cash a personal check, paying for merchandise with a personal check, etc. But the points Mr. Angel missed are the most important.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Thomas Sowell: The Ebola response and President Obama

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Your View Poll: Gay marriage decision


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

Your View: Road-dieting “truths” are a bit shaky

On Sept. 23, Monica Peters gave reasons for the road diet proposal for N. Main Street/Uptown area. Her guest column screams that logic needs to be applied in sumptuous amounts.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

Your View: My view isn’t same as Wagner’s

In no way am I advocating the same thing as Jay Wagner, as a recent letter writer has said, nor can one even begin to compare 3CDC in Cincinnati to the City Project.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

John Hood: Give polls a college try

RALEIGH — The first and only time I ever helped take a political survey was during my undergraduate days at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I was one of many journalism students who made phone calls on behalf of the Carolina Poll, a regular survey of North Carolinians on political and social topics.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

Your View: The math does not lie

Fred Schuermann (Your View, Sept. 26, “Tax break for rich? Doesn’t exist”) does not understand my earlier letter.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Your View: Guest Column - On voting for Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate

In the last several months, we’ve seen any number of posts and columns for and against the two N.C. choices for U.S. senator. The local vibe is that those who normally vote “Democrat” are sufficiently concerned about Sen. Hagan’s potential loss in November (“imminent political mortality” for the fancy word hustlers).


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Clarence Page: Obama's flawed guardians

Let's hope Secret Service snafus don't spark even more attackers — or maybe I'm being paranoid.