By The Commentators
  • Keep Local Government Local

    May 21, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Matt Hughes: A key principle of conservatives has always been that the government closest to the people is more responsive to the needs of the people.

  • The Rawlings Panel and the Right Questions

    May 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Lew Margolis: Recently, the Rawlings panel held its first meeting to consider how challenges caused by UNC athletics can inform the direction of our campus and others.

  • Whose Rules?

    May 16, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Who would have thought? The UNC football program has now recognized itself as champions of the ACC Coastal Division.

  • Charging Station Concerns

    May 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

    The competition is fierce with electricity, natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells all jockeying for position to be at the forefront of the technology.

  • I Was At the General Assembly Protests Last Week

    May 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    We stood singing, holding signs and praying in defiance of Chief Weaver’s orders to disperse.

  • Welcome Chancellor Folt

    April 19, 2013 at 6:46 am

    From Maria Palmer. Last weekend I participated in the innagural WW Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. The church Bill Finlator pastored for 3 decades celebrated his legacy as one of the great American prophets of the 20th Century. Thank you, Pullen, for an inspiring weekend and […]

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    No. 11 Louisville, Wisconsin Top Heels

    March 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 24 UNC dropped two games on Friday on day one of the Louisville Classic at Ulmer Stadium. The Tar Heels lost 4-2 to Wisconsin and to No. 11 Louisville to drop to 18-9 (3-0) on the season. Constance Orr finished the day with four hits and two runs, while Haleigh Dickey had two hits, […]

  • North Carolina Must Rise To Its Unique Climate Challenge

    March 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    NASA’s James Hansen recently declared that climate change has become a planetary emergency. If humanity doesn’t begin cutting global emissions by 2015, the climate crisis will pass a point of no return – and a hellish condition for us all. North Carolina has a unique duty to help avert climate and economic chaos – because […]

  • United Way Cutbacks

    February 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The United Way of the Greater Triangle supports a plethora of worthwhile non-profit charitable organizations in Orange and Durham Counties. But its decision to pull the rug out from funding of the Seymour Senior Center wellness program was both unwise and misguided. Regrettably, it will result in unintended consequences and cause needless hardship to the […]

  • On The War On Deer

    February 27, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I recently read a column by Karin Yates, which appeared in the February 10, 2013, issue of The Chapel Hill News and was entitled ILLOGICAL WAR ON DEER. It is the best article that I have ever read about the insanity and cruelty of bow-hunting.   It is hard to believe that in the triangle […]

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