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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Better laws, not by-passed judges

Here's an unreasonable solution to unreasonably bad legislation: If an N.C. lawmaker votes for a bill that is subsequently rejected by the courts, that lawmaker must help pay for resources that went into defending the flawed law.

Absurd? Well, yes. But no more so than the latest legislative gem from N.C. Republicans.



The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Letters to the CHH editor, August 31

Jason Hawkins' column in the Chapel Hill Herald Aug. 24 gave a short but meaningful look at the life and achievements of one of Orange County's most distinguished educators, Steve Halkiotis



Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Street harassment a grim reality for women

“When you drive up to your home or workplace, what do before you go inside?”  The workshop leader looked intently at the man he’d chosen to answer this question.



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

The sad case of the confused canine

Once upon a time, not too long ago and not far away, in the State of Confusion, I was living in my home, minding my own business.

As a matter of fact, I was sleeping. Suddenly, in the late darkness of night, there is a tap-tap-tapping at the front door.



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

I Can’t BELIEVE It’s DairySoyGluten Just Shoot Me!

A friend of mine was having a birthday, the same friend at whose home in the mountains I was staying for the summer, so I thought I’d throw her a birthday party, you know, in case I ever want to go back to the mountains and live in her house, like tomorrow, like permanently, like forever ... I’m just saying. So, in the interests of, well, my being able to do that, I won’t reveal her age -- she’s a bit sensitive about joining me in hot-flash hell -- but she was agreeable to the birthday party, as long as it was held in a meat locker because the heat has reached insanely anti-birthday levels.

 


Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Wilde: Middle-grade musts

Active middle-graders want action-packed reading. Here are two book/audio titles that will grab them and hold them: