Opinion

Opinion

Professor: Here’s why most of us are Democrats

Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.

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Early voting leaves less time than you think for Trump turnaround

It’s only four weeks until voters by the millions begin casting ballots. Currently, 34 states allow early voting. Donald Trump could be counting on a stunning debate appearance – the first is Sept. 26, three days into early voting, columnist Andrew Malcolm writes, but time isn’t on an unorganized candidate’s side.

Opinion

How she lies, let me count the ways

A letter published in response to my last column “Hate Clinton and Trump? Look in the mirror” asked for “some evidence, or at least an explanation of … Hillary’s character flaws in the early 1990s.”

Opinion

Is Donald Trump killing the Republican Party?

Although blind partisans might wish for the demise of the GOP, they won’t get it. The historic enduring success of the 240-year-old American democratic experience owes its vitality to the rough balance and competitive capability for our parties to change.

Opinion

Trump threatens NATO allies, emboldens Putin

Donald Trump is clearly a master at unsettling his adversaries. It may be an effective strategy in business, or even politics, but is irresponsibly dangerous when it comes to international security – especially when your adversaries are your allies.

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Trump uses Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death to appeal to black voters - Election Rewind

In Iowa, Donald Trump continued his appeal to African-Americans for their vote following the death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago. The Clinton campaign shot back with a campaign ad, telling those voters they have "everything" to lose with Trump.
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Trump uses Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death to appeal to black voters - Election Rewind 1:28

Trump uses Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death to appeal to black voters - Election Rewind

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Political newcomer talks candidly

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The Purple Heart

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Miami police officer proposes to girlfriend during award ceremony