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Americans who do business with big financial institutions trust them with important personal information, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Those firms in turn hire companies like Equifax to run credit checks on customers applying … more
Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this Sunday. If they’re serious about honoring the ultimate source of federal, state and local laws, legislators could expand a … more
When it comes to polarization, Phil Berger has a point. As the N.C. Senate prepared to approve new legislative district maps on Aug. 28, Berger delivered a dissertation on the disappearance of moderate Democrats, blaming far-left politics for the … more
It’s invoked in immigration debates, campus speaker controversies, copyright clashes and challenges to police searches. Conservatives and liberals alike profess their loyalty to it, though their interpretations differ considerably. … more
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under the microscope after announcing her office will overhaul the Obama administration's rules for college sexual assault investigations. DeVos can outflank her … more
If we want to know why North Carolina schools haven’t improved anywhere near as much as we need them to, we can get a pretty good insight from former state Sen. Tony Rand. It’s about our North Carolina Education Lottery and how present-day … more
A statue of Robert E. Lee probably won’t be the last historical monument to be unceremoniously removed from its perch at Duke University. Duke President Vincent Price named 16 people to the newly formed Commission on Memory and History Sept. 1 … more
When Republican state legislators once again are called to account for their gerrymandered districts, their best defense will be, “We’ve gotten away with it before.” That and “Democrats did it, too” are true. Republicans and Democrats … more
A Wilson business is going the extra mile to help Wilson County schoolteachers stock their classrooms with supplies — and it’s an effort we can all pitch in to support. Brewmasters has begun its third annual Adopt-A-Classroom drive and is … more
A controversial symbol that can stand for Southern pride as well as racial prejudice has been banned from three North Carolina public school districts. Durham Public Schools became the latest district to censor the Confederate battle flag on … more
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