- Opinion & Letters to the Editor
Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful
Wars declared on domestic ills - such as poverty, drugs and obesity - are losing battles. Now, President Obama is distracting himself with a "War on Inequality" that will only serve to make many of us poorer.
The Gift of Time
Last week I got a phone call from my sister. The basic message was that my mother was in the hospital, but not to worry. They were going to give her a pacemaker. I know a number of people who have pacemakers and they have all had excellent results. Their procedures went smoothly and most were home the same day or possibly the next. My mother’s procedure was predicted to be similar with the overnight stay.
Chris Christie in 2016? Don't count him out yet
His press coverage has been brutal. His poll numbers are dropping. His enemies inside and outside his party are crowing that his presidential ambitions are over, and some journalists agree.
I have to take my car up to the shop today for an inspection. I am not concerned about whether it will pass or not, I think everything is in order. I like the fact that we have to have our cars checked once a year to make sure things are alright. How am I supposed to know if a light is out in the back of my vehicle unless someone tells me? I want everything to be in good working order so other drivers will know where I am and what I am planning to do.
Adventures and history on a trip down the Cape Fear River
What could you learn from a trip down the Cape Fear River?
More excuses for food stamp backlog
RALEIGH —The latest from the troubled state agency responsible for getting food stamps to eligible recipients is that a program backlog is being caused by more than just glitches in a new computer system.
World's richest 85 people now worth same amount as poorest 3.5 billion
NEW YORK - We've long known that life isn't fair and that the world's wealth is unevenly distributed. But the latest factoid from Oxfam on global poverty and inequality is breathtaking. In a new report, the nonprofit reports that just 85 people - the richest of the world's rich - hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion.
Rules for babies in restaurants
"Maybe Don't Bring Your Baby to a 3-Star Restaurant," Jezebel suggests, in response to a kerfuffle over a Chicago couple bringing their 8-month-old to the ultraexclusive restaurant Alinea because their babysitter canceled.
Small eggs taste better
NEW YORK - It really did taste better than the large eggs I usually buy at the grocery store. The white was less rubbery, and the yolk was far creamier.
Obamacare surprise: More Medicaid means more trips to the ER
Obamacare purported to save money by expanding Medicaid and prompting people to visit doctors instead of the more costly emergency room. Here's a shocker that comes as no surprise: People with Medicaid coverage make more ER visits - not fewer.
- More Opinion & Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful