Opinion: Editorials

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:49 PM

Weather – or not

We have, it seems, successfully weathered – so to speak – our first winter precipitation event of the young year.

Much of this week’s weather waltz followed a script s all too predictable in the Piedmont Carolinas, where we sit often on the uneasy edge between wet and dry, between below- and above-freezing temperatures.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

DPS’s vital support

Durham’s surging economy, as we have often noted, does not spread its benefit equally across our population.  The Durham of affluent neighborhoods, trendy restaurants, gourmet food shops and touring Broadway shows is shadowed by a Durham of decrepit housing and legions of our fellow citizens with ill-paying jobs – or no jobs at all – and little hope.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Worthy goals can conflict

City of Durham certainly wants do its part to honor “buy local” admonitions when it comes to contracting the work for many city projects.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 07:51 AM

DPS right to aid custodians

The world has no shortage of jobs that are dirty, difficult, often underappreciated and where the money from one paycheck barely – if you’re lucky – gets you by to the next one.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 10:43 PM

Real problem, wrong solution

We understand and appreciate Durham Sheriff Mike Andrews’ desire for tougher sentencing rules for people convicted of stealing firearms. 

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Shielding a foundry

The Durham City Council wants to be sure people moving into the new apartments planned on the site of the old Liberty Warehouse downtown get one message loud and clear:

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Stop tying school clinics’ hands

People may hold a wide variety of views about the morality and wisdom of teenagers engaging in sexual relations.

We get that.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Today's editorial cartoon, Jan. 9

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 09:13 PM

Move cautiously on fees

Montessori schools are hugely popular with some parents – popularity greater than the Durham Public Schools’ two magnet Montessori schools can fulfill.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Boehner and the palace coup

This ain't your father's speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Upbeat economic outlook

The signs our economic skies are getting brighter are many as this year gets underway.

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Inspiring lives

We live, we’re told, in a cynical age.  We despise our politicians, hammer at one another over issues theological and cultural, bemoan the decline of community and the way in which new media have simultaneously brought us instant communication across the globe and separated us from those a few feet away as we commune with smartphones and tablets.

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 12:17 AM

Cameron Indoor at 75

William Preston Few, president of then-infant Duke University when plans for what we know today as Cameron Indoor Stadium were taking shape, wanted to think expansively.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Watching speaker’s words

When the N. C. General Assembly meets Jan. 14 to kick off this year’s legislative session, Tim Moore of Kings Mountain is certain to be elected House speaker.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

In new year, try new things

New Year’s Day has come and gone. It’s probably time to move on, but this seems like a good time to muse about some things you might do to ensure you don’t become trapped in the routines and ruts that easily envelope us.