Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

What should America’s shared values be?

It seems to me that the vitriolic dialogue that pervades our body politic is placing our nation at risk. Perhaps our angst can be ameliorated if each of us seeks to identify a common set of principles that underlie our democracy. My premise is that these principles should be as non-political as possible and should be simply stated. Below, I humbly offer a possible statement for our shared principles.

Letters to the Editor

Letter grades for schools miss key facts

As the parent of a public school kindergartener, I want to respond to “New NC school test grades are out. Here are the best and worst in the Triangle” (Sept. 6). It is remiss to report on student performance when so many relevant facts go unmentioned. Discussing public school performance cannot happen in a vacuum.

Letters to the Editor

Kavanaugh’s recent comments are ‘anti-woman’

Regarding “What we’ve learned about Kavanaugh after 2 days in hot seat” (Sept. 7): On Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh used the term “abortion-inducing drugs” to describe contraceptives. He made the remark as he discussed why he sided in a case with a group called Priests for Life, which sued to be excused from paying for contraceptives through the health insurance plan that it provided to its employees.

This man and his cat became the faces of Florence and a story of resilience and hope

A photograph of Robert Simmons Jr. and a kitten, Survivor, in a flooded New Bern, NC, neighborhood, went viral during Hurricane Florence. Here is what happened to Simmons and the cat after the picture was taken.