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Campaign season now runs year-round
RALEIGH – The world of full-time politics and campaigns has come to North Carolina. Gone are the days when politicians could take a breather from the campaign trail after they took the oath of office.
EDITORIALS: Shield law needed; No more excuses for inaction on global warming
While there is general support for a federal shield law in Congress and by journalism organizations, a key sticking point has been the seemingly simple question of defining “journalist.” / The remaining uncertainty over global warming — primarily its longer-term impact — hardly justifies inaction. And common sense says that the longer the world waits to properly address this issue, the harsher the consequences will be.
Blue Jasmine: Will Allen’s Latest Charm the Box Office?
In my review of “To Rome With Love,” I wrote about my 26-year interest for the films of Woody Allen. It all started when I saw “Hannah and Her Sisters” in the theater and what followed was a near obsession to see every film Allen ever made. I believe I have seen all of them now, and some certainly charm me less than others. Last year I listed the following films as my favorites from Allen’s canon: “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “Annie Hall,” “Radio Days,” “Alice, Everyone Says I Love You” and “Bullets Over Broadway.”That list has not changed.
Lottery plan may end up looking like we bought a lemon
RALEIGH – Thirteen years later, Dennis Wicker appears to have been right.
Beware of emerging market currencies
You know the old one-liner jokes that start with “You know you’re in trouble when … .” Now we can add one from the world of finance: You know you’re in trouble when the Greek stock market beats your stock market.
Lee Daniel’s The Butler: A Captivating History Lesson
Who would have thought that Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” would be so popular?
Is Google wrecking our memory?
Is the Internet ruining our ability to remember facts? If you've ever lunged for your smartphone during a bar argument, then you've no doubt felt the nagging fear that your in-brain memory is slowly draining away.
Why shopping malls are attractive targets for terrorists
At the time, they reported that there had been over 60 terrorist attacks against shopping centers in 21 countries since 1998.
Schools need to teach students to maintain attention
By catering to diminished attention, we are making a colossal and unconscionable mistake. The world is a complex and subtle place, and efforts to understand it and improve it must match its complexity and subtlety.
Too many books, not enough politics?
“Aren’t you writing about politics anymore?” a newspaper editor asked me the other day.
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