Op Ed

May 27, 2017

Cook Medical, which has a strong presence in Winston-Salem, has just received FDA authorization for a device to help babies with esophageal atresia, a birth defect of the esophagus.

All the work was done right here at Cook’s labs in The City of Arts and Innovation. This is what our blossoming…

May 27, 2017

“Nothing happens on the streets of this town after midnight that you need to be a part of,” my parents told me as a teen. Concerned I had neither the experience nor the judgment to impose this discipline on myself, they imposed a midnight curfew on me. I didn’t like it but came to…


May 27, 2017

At our best, being a great nation has always meant a commitment to building a better, safer world. This has meant leading the world in advancing the cause of peace, responding when disease and disaster strike, lifting millions out of poverty and inspiring those yearning for freedom.

This calling is…

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May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget demonstrates the costs of accepting lies as a normal currency in politics, broken promises as a customary way of doing business, false claims of being "populist" as the equivalent of the real thing, and sloppiness as what we should expect from…


May 25, 2017

The N.C. Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month, cutting nearly a third of the state appropriation for one of the nation's older law schools.

The official explanation from the Republican-controlled Senate is that we have too many lawyers in North Carolina.…


May 24, 2017

Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their views on abortion as "pro-life"? And that about a quarter of Republicans identify themselves as "pro-choice" on the issue?

There is no question that…


May 24, 2017

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn't be caught using a PC. By contrast, many millions of PC users feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn't be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my favorite is Mercedes-Benz.…

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May 23, 2017

Some might find this column tasteless, but there is no denying that the unexpected need to replace a U.S. senator last week would have set off a political firestorm in Raleigh.

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed while running a 5K race in Washington. Initial reports said he needed CPR…


May 23, 2017

The Durango, Colorado, Herald

The presenter at last week's suicide awareness session at Miller Middle School made clear how important it is to speak up when sensing that someone may be contemplating taking his or her own life, and that can be done without any experience or training.

The more direct…

May 22, 2017

There is really only one issue in American politics at this moment: Will we accelerate our way to the end of the Trump story, or will our government remain mired in scandal, misdirection and paralysis for many more months — or even years?

There is a large irony in the politics behind this…

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