Robesonian- RSS OPINION Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:09:10 EST 1800 Local legislators don’t score well with family-value votes http://robesonian.com/news/letters/4470739/Local-legislators-dont-score-well-with-family-value-votes To the Editor, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Our once-great nation is on a corrupt and sinful path http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinion/4495516/Our-once-great-nation-is-on-a-corrupt-and-sinful-path To the Editor, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Reading and right http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/4480982/Reading-and-right In the summer of 2010, when news broke that the football program at the state's flagship university was being investigated by the NCAA, officials at the University of North Carolina took an accommodating posture. Instead of mounting a... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This is Day 2 of earning for yourself http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4482784/This-is-Day-2-of-earning-for-yourself RALEIGH — The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it's springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rand Paul’s foreign policy problem http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4481052/Rand-Pauls-foreign-policy-problem The oil-services company Halliburton is an old obsession of the anti-Bush left, and evidently of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mississippi falls back to hateful ways http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4480962/Mississippi-falls-back-to-hateful-ways Mississippi, my adopted home state, place that I love, is reverting to its old ways, which many of us who live here had believed and hoped to be in the distant past. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The problem isn’t ‘stepping on toes’ http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/4471014/The-problem-isnt-stepping-on-toes Gov. Pat McCrory seems to think that every time people in Raleigh have questions about one of his proposals, it is because he is courageously “stepping on toes” of people in entrenched institutions who refuse to consider doing things... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST That big lie on women earning less http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4154794/That-big-lie-on-women-earning-less To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the “equal pay” statistic. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The oppressed majority http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/4421277/The-oppressed-majority Three judges from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a case that may have lasting impact on North Carolina's gay marriage ban next month. The topic came up over the weekend while out with friends, and more than one of these... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Precautions should be taken when preserving food http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4447063/Precautions-should-be-taken-when-preserving-food It's here! It's the time of year for all “food preservation buffs” to sharpen their skills and tools for the 2014 fresh produce season. Proper working equipment, up-to-date research-based recipes, food safety knowledge, and... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Friends of Robeson Library to hold annual dinner http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4444241/Friends-of-Robeson-Library-to-hold-annual-dinner The annual meeting of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library is scheduled for April 22 at the Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton. Attendees will enjoy a social hour, a delicious dinner and a keynote speech by Brenda McKean. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Good deal for everyone http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/4164647/Good-deal-for-everyone When trustees consider whether or not to sell or trade land at COMtech to the park so that is can be developed, their decision should be based on one thing — what is best for residents of Robeson County. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ryan plan puts US back on track http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4157935/Ryan-plan-puts-US-back-on-track This week, I heard from countless constituents concerned with Washington's out-of-control spending and unsurmountable debt. I'd like to share a letter I received from a constituent in Concord: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core fails as one size doesn’t fit all http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinion/4155196/Common-Core-fails-as-one-size-doesnt-fit-all To the Editor, Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tribe’s actions disrespect Lumbee elders, youths http://robesonian.com/news/letters/4122490/Tribes-actions-disrespect-Lumbee-elders-youths To the Editor,The heart and soul of a people are found in how those people treat their old and their young. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The dangerous work of journalism http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4141692/The-dangerous-work-of-journalism Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them — Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed — have just passed their 100th day of... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Food for thought http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/4134748/Food-for-thought Currently, just short of 84 percent of the students enrolled in the Public Schools of Robeson County receive their school meals either for free or at a reduced charge. The Board of Education was told this week that essentially all of the... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST NC teachers rank low on priority list http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4145325/NC-teachers-rank-low-on-priority-list Most of the talk about the General Assembly session that begins next month is about giving teachers a raise, though it is far from clear how many teachers will see an increase and how large the raise will be. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCC should just let markets work http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4131344/FCC-should-just-let-markets-work RALEIGH — In February, Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler declared that the North Carolina General Assembly had no authority to determine telecommunications policy in North Carolina. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST GOP has work to do to win Senate http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4133928/GOP-has-work-to-do-to-win-Senate RALEIGH — In the eyes of national pundits, few 2014 races are as important as Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in North Carolina. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST