Remember the ’43 Hornets
At the most recent meeting of the Durham City Council, Mayor Bill Bell proclaimed that today will be designated as an official day for citizens to honor the 1943 Hillside Hornets Football Team.
Short circuit the madness
Some predict that in the coming spring the Supreme Court has a 50-50 chance of finding the health care subsidies -- offered on the federal health exchange -- illegal. Subsidies that over 250,000 North Carolinians depend on, as a matter of life and death, and to ward off financial ruin. Where are the warnings? Where is the preparation?
et me get this straight. Whistle blowers Willingham, McCants and McAdoo are joining with trial lawyers across the nation to sue the oldest state-supported university for guiding students into diplomas of dubious value. Possible plaintiffs not only include women’s lacrosse, soccer, and field hockey athletes, but also Freddy Fratty and anybody else who ever graduated from this venerable institution who may have taken Rocks for Jocks, AFAM studies, or independent studies in a variety of majors including communication, foreign language, geology or philosophy among others.
No savings in Affordable Care Act
I am writing about the Affordable Care Act. The expressed purpose of the law was to make insurance more affordable and available to middle- and lower-class families. It has failed miserably in both of these goals, since it is too expensive for those it claimed to be designed for. Furthermore, the ACA is inordinately complex and difficult to understand.