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Trump's speech: New president invokes blessing of God in address

Donald Trump told the American people in his inaugural address Friday that the day represented a victory for the people of the country. The government is not simply transferring power from one administration to another, but taking it from Washington...

Mr. President: Donald Trump to be installed as 45th chief executive today

By the time most of you read this, Donald Trump will be president of the United States. Not everybody is happy about the fact. Trump's sometimes boorish behavior on the campaign trail left a sour taste in many Americans' mouths,...

Trump's speech: Inaugural is time for new president to rise to the moment

Donald Trump will deliver his inaugural address to the nation on Friday, and it is his chance to show that he truly is presidential. But which Trump will show up? Will it be the campaign Trump, full of bombast, or...

HB2 deal: Governor says it's possible to reach agreement on repeal

Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative leaders said this week that it might still be possible to work out a deal that would lead to the repeal of House Bill 2, which has caused a great deal of controversy since it...

Cooper blocked: Judge halts government from backing new governor

A federal judge has ruled to temporarily block the federal government from supporting a move by new Gov. Roy Cooper to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of the state's residents through the Affordable Care Act. We think it was a...

Civility: Legislators seem to want cooperation -- for now

Civility reigned in Raleigh this week as the Legislature returned to town for its members to be sworn in. Lawmakers greeted each other warmly, had photos taken with family and friends and roundly talked of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats....

Obama's farewell: President addresses nation for the last time as its leader

History will decide how the presidency of Barack Obama will be viewed in the long run. Obama surely will be most remembered as the first black man to occupy the White House, and the president who first implemented universal health...

Trump on Twitter: President-elect would rather tweet than face questions

The incoming president of the United States seldom sees the need to talk directly to the press. But he is constantly issuing messages on Twitter on subjects of all kinds, whether it is his take on the possible interference of...

Disturbing: Russian interference in our election system

A report released late last week by federal intelligence agencies indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his covert operatives to spy on and try to influence the United States elections. We find the report disturbing, to say the least....

Resolutions: We need to make even though we know we won't keep them

The new year is only a week old and we have already failed to make good on some of our new year's resolutions: To exercise more, to lose weight, to be more tolerant of others, to read more and watch...

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