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My Turn, Francis Koster: Step up, volunteer to help

By Francis Koster The next year or so is going to test our individual souls, and the soul of our country. For all the public ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Josh Bergeron: 60 years ago, Wright became a force for change

Back then, DeeDee Wright was a civil rights baby. When she was a teenager, she stuck her neck out to move ahead and push her ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

John Hood: Pipeline demise won’t halt natural gas

RALEIGH — The proposed natural-gas pipeline through Eastern North Carolina is dead. Long live natural gas! Admittedly, there won’t be a coronation ceremony like there ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Dean Ridings: Congress considers legislation that would support local news organizations

By Dean Ridings In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My turn, Susan Smith: Safety, joy found in volunteering with Rowan Helping Ministries

By Susan Smith Over the past several years, it has been my pleasure to volunteer at Rowan Helping Ministries. While I have occasionally helped sort ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Demise of pipeline won’t halt natural gas

By John Hood RALEIGH — The proposed natural-gas pipeline through Eastern North Carolina is dead. Long live natural gas! Admittedly, there won’t be a coronation ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Leonard Pitts: What ruined Donald Trump? Family issues started early

By Leonard Pitts If the Trump family had never existed, someone would have invented them. Indeed, they’d have been right at home in some over-the-top ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Dean Ridings: Legislation would support local news outlets

By Dean Ridings In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Yes, 2020 could get worse

By Gary Pearce This year is just half over, and it could get twice as bad. The COVID pandemic could keep getting worse. The economic collapse ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, David Hagy: Can we see, understand decisions now?

By David Hagy What is the underlying purpose of statues of war leaders or anonymous soldiers? They give people from a country formerly at war ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Scott Maddox: Nobody wants to get an eye put out

By Scott Maddox For weeks, people have been discussing the reopening of schools in August. There is no doubt children need to be in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Olen Bruner: Most effective solutions created by, for people

By Rev. Olen V. Bruner Once again, the United States of America is on the move! Today’s movement emerges from and has erupted into physical ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Kenya Jackson Morgan: More good than bad in community

By Kenya Jackson Morgan I have been really sad over the last month or so. The feeling of acceptance and community that made me proud to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Is ‘Fame’ an angel or something else?

Is “Fame” an angel, pagan goddess, winged figure from Greek mythology, Greek muse or something else? The Post has written all manner of descriptions about ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cal Thomas: Who’s divisive in new American revolution?

By Cal Thomas As near as I can tell it began in 1995, when Republicans won control of the House of Representatives for the first ... Read more

1 month ago by Cal Thomas.

Cal Cunningham: COVID-19 crisis sends urgent call to action

By Cal Cunningham Growing up across the river in Lexington, I learned at a young age that when neighbors talk to neighbors, we can figure ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ada Fisher: World can’t be put on lockdown until vaccine is found

To open or not to open, that is the question. Food, clothing and shelter are major markers in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs considered essential services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

D.G. Martin: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

By D.G. Martin What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Choice should guide school reopening

By John Hood RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Francis Koster: Racism played out in 1960s basic training

By Francis Koster As a child, I have no memory of seeing a person of color in Lakewood, Ohio, the small town where I grew ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: Chief Justice Roberts becomes unpredictable, sides with liberal judges

By Cal Thomas In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at ... Read more

1 month ago by Cal Thomas.

Leonard Pitts: Either way, things won’t end well

By Leonard Pitts Even if this ends well, it will not end well. Mind you, if it ends badly — that is to say, if ... Read more

1 month ago by Leonard Pitts.

Josh Bergeron: Will community meet moment with collective action?

Understandably, my knowledge is slim on moments from the homefront during World War II.  Sure, it was a topic in history courses. There are military ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Byron York: Next election could determine DC statehood

By Byron York The drive to make Washington, D.C., a state has been a favorite of some Democrats for years. Why wouldn’t it be? If ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Harrison Peel: Tillis owes voters real answers

By Harrison Peel Sen. Thom Tillis claims he is listening to locals during the coronavirus crisis, but for the sake of young voters across the ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Mitch Kokai: Put NC at front of line for recovery

By Mitch Kokai The furor over COVID-19 will fade. Eventually. Once that happens, North Carolina will compete in the national race toward recovery. Decisions policymakers ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Steve Roberts: Trump risks best re-election argument with immigration agenda

By Steve Roberts John Bolton, the former national security adviser, writes in his new book that President Trump makes decisions based on only one calculation: ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Progressive politicians damage downtowns

By John Hood RALEIGH — Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

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