The Chapel Hill Herald: Editorial

May. 16, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Military sex assault reform falls short

Statistics can tell a compelling story. Or they can hide one. It depends on who's interpreting the numbers.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 11:49 PM

Vietnam War memories, healing continue

We can't forget a war, even if we want to. It is seared into the souls of our soldiers, and of those who stayed home. The memory endures, even beyond the lifetimes of those who fought.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:28 PM

Clear barriers to solar energy

An energy policy conservatives and liberals can agree on is free-market solar. North Carolina will be wise to promote it.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

April foolishness

We thought the state legislature convened in Raleigh.

Recently, it apparently met in Fantasy Land.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

The court's signal to North Carolina

North Carolina lawmakers now have one more reason to revisit the state's discriminatory legislative and congressional maps: The U.S. Supreme Court seems inclined to eventually make them do so.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

Fraternities living up to 'reputation'

"Boys will be .... prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

That's what one cardboard sign read at a protest by more than 100 students outside Penn State University's main administration building recently.


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Another failed N.C. power play

Add one member to the list of those who've been on the receiving end of the General Assembly's arrogance.

It's a not-so-exclusive club of cities and towns, councils and commissions that have been disregarded by a Republican legislature that believes it can do pretty much everything it wants -- and doesn't like to be told otherwise.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

Torture report obscures bigger issue

The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on America's torture program under President George W. Bush -- that it was badly run, that agency officials misled Congress about it, and that it was ineffective -- is in too many ways indicative of Washington's shortcomings: While pretending to keep government honest, the process and result missed the important point:

Torture is wrong.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:45 PM

Fort Bragg needs help fighting budget cuts

The nation's security -- and to some extent, the world's -- depends on a strong, skilled rapid-response force at Fort Bragg


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:25 PM

So much missing from utility's deal

After Duke Energy spilled massive amounts of coal ash into the Dan River last year, federal attorneys released a torrent of subpoenas. Attached letters said: "An official criminal investigation of a suspected felony is being conducted by an agency of the United States and a federal grand jury."


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

Who declares war and when?

If the president's decision to seek authorization for a battle America is already waging came six months too late, Congress's decision to leave town on vacation last week helps symbolize why.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

A loophole on vaccinations

Government has long been fairly ambivalent about the health choices we make. You are welcome, without interference, to eat poorly, smoke a pack a day and overindulge in alcohol, so long as the consequences remain contained to you.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Tighten vaccination loophole

Government has long been fairly ambivalent about the health choices we make. You are welcome, without interference, to eat poorly, smoke a pack a day and overindulge in alcohol, so long as the consequences remain contained to you.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 10:56 PM

A loophole on vaccinations

Government has long been fairly ambivalent about the health choices we make. You are welcome, without interference, to eat poorly, smoke a pack a day and overindulge in alcohol, so long as the consequences remain contained to you.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 10:33 PM

Finding money for state courts should be priority

North Carolina's court system is limping along without enough money. The result is long delays for hearings, evidence that sits untested at crime labs and jobs that can't be filled.