Editorials

A person’s home is their castle — unless it has become an abattoir, filled with sick and starving animals, rank with urine and feces and, all too often, dead bodies of pets. Animal welfare groups say instances of so-called animal hoarding are on the rise, with horrific stories like that of the...
Yes, we know. Everyone gripes about the weather. And everyone gripes even more about our weather forecasts. How can they get it so wrong, and so often? Sometimes that’s more than something worth griping about. That would be the case with Hurricane Matthew, whose flooding last year killed 27...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially confirmed last week that 2016 was the Earth’s hottest year on record, surpassing 2015, which surpassed 2014. The NOAA had reported this unofficially back in January. What made last week’s announcement noteworthy is that the NOAA is now...
The emission of the possible carcinogen GenX from the Chemours plant on the Cumberland-Bladen county line into the Cape Fear River raises a host of questions. For longtime residents of the region, the concerns are especially troubling. The chemical has apparently flowed into Cape Fear from the...
The Justice Department is treading into dangerous waters by obtaining a warrant to search the computer IDs of all 1.3 million people who visited a website that advocated protests against President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The group, DisruptJ20, draws its name from the Jan. 20 inauguration date...
Diversity is a much-bandied about term these days, but two recent news items demonstrate that the practical application of diversity has its limits. CBS Sports reported that more than 130,000 pro football fans have signed a Change.org petition calling for a boycott of NFL sponsors because the...
Google takes every opportunity to express its support for a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. As CEO Sundar Pichai recently said, “We strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves.” Well, as it turns out, not so much. Google terminated an employee last week for...
 — Not on the school supplies list: Every kid wants to start the school year with sharpened pencils and a full supply of notebook paper. Guns aren’t usually part of a back-to-school arsenal. That’s why Walmart is apologizing for a sign reading “own the school year like a hero” hanging over a...
Consider how extraordinary this is: Before it recessed until after Labor Day, the Republican U.S. Senate worried that the Republican president might take steps to fire the special counsel who is investigating him. So the Senate left itself in pro forma session, lest the president make a recess...
This summer, the Rethink Vets program launched by The Heinz Endowments has been encouraging employers to consider hiring more veterans. The advertising campaign — “Don’t just call veterans heroes. Call them for an interview” — also worked to influence the public perception of veterans and...

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