Editorial and political cartoons from Dennis Draughon, Capitol Broadcasting's editorial cartoonist.
Editorial: Ideological feud ignores student needs, damages UNC
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 -- One of the things demanded by UNC law students' future employers is experiential learning, which the Civil Rights Center provides. Would the Board of Governor's demand medical schools stop future doctors from hospital internships and treating patients? Should schools of education end student-teaching assignments?
- JOSH STEIN: Cuts to AG's staff threaten law and order
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -- The N.C. legislature's GOP leadership can try to say the cuts are not about politics. But you don't risk putting more criminals on the street or increasing the tax liability of law-abiding citizens if your goal is to better serve the people. It makes no sense.
- Editorial: McCain lectures Senate - 'Stop listening to bombastic loudmouths'
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain's memorable speech Tuesday was a plea to his fellow members of Congress to set aside the bitter acrimony that has characterized their deliberations - most recently in the health care debate.
- Editorial: Legislature short-changes opioid epidemic fight
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 -- The opioid epidemic is a crisis. Providing only half the funding for the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act is a serious omission. The N.C. legislature should make it a top priority Thursday to authorize the remaining $10 million to fully-fund the STOP Act opioid treatment initiative.
- Editorial: Affordable Care Act - Now time to improve & expand
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 -- The 'repeal and replace' melodrama in Washington is done. It is time that North Carolina's Republicans lead the effort to build a consensus around improving the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.
- Editorial: Ill breeze blows in wind farm ban
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -- Gov. Cooper should veto H589, saying he will sign it when the wind farm ban is removed. He should make clear he will not be party to laws that needlessly block economic opportunity from parts of our state that face the greatest challenges.
- Editorial: More questions, more answers needed on worth of private school vouchers
- Editorial: 1-day legislative session -- more missed opportunities
- MARK JURKOWITZ: OBX lights are back on, assessing the impact
- Editorial: Voters must hold legislators accountable on redistricting
- Editorial: New redistricting effort aims to repeat old mistakes
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DRAUGHON DRAWS: No 'fix' for N.C. opioid epidemic
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Not so neat trims to legal aid
DRAUGHON DRAWS: 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'
DRAUGHON DRAWS: GOP's fidget spinning gerrymander
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Old Well update?
DRAUGHON DRAWS: 'Bring in the (gerrymandering) clowns'
DRAUGHON DRAWS: 'Uh Oh!' B-X
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Welcome to state Board of Ed.'s ' Fantasy Island'
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Thus saith the ... N.C. GOP
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Two views of same safe water standard
DRAUGHON DRAWS: Berger's 'bedside manner'
DRAUGHON DRAWS: U.S. Senate Health Care Bum & Bummer
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Opinion Roundup: Calls to remove North Carolina's confederate monumentsWednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion, commentary and analysis on the future of North Carolina's confederate monuments, more opposition toward offshore drilling along the state's coast, a renewed focus on the importance of classroom resources for teachers and more.
Opinion Roundup: Reflections on the carnage in CharlottesvilleTuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion, commentary and analysis on the hatred that overtook the streets of Charlottesville, the federal rule that could make life harder for nursing home patients, the looming public comment deadline on N.C. offshore drilling and more.
Opinion Roundup: No simple solution for N.C.'s opioid crisisMonday, Aug. 14, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion, commentary and analysis on the complicated factors driving N.C.'s opioid crisis, the deregulation of a major media giant with N.C. ties, the much-anticipated solar eclipse and more.
Opinion Roundup: Back to the drawing boardFriday, Aug. 11, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion, commentary and analysis on another day of redistricting decisions, a call to keep politics out of the GenX water issues, the changing state of mass education in America and more.
Opinion Roundup: Tillis takes right step on special counselThursday, Aug. 10, 2017 -- A roundup of opinion, commentary and analysis on the Senate's moves to ensure presidential integrity in special counsel investigations, where things stand with N.C. redistricting, why social science research is a good use of taxpayer dollars and more.