The Jensen Project, an Ohio-based nonprofit organization working to halt sexual violence, shared the following column in support of local efforts to observe January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in response to the recent death of 16-year-old Greenville girl who had been the victim of trafficking. Policies the column promotes for Ohio can apply to North Carolina, the group suggested.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Jensen Project, an Ohio-based nonprofit organization working to halt sexual violence, shared the following column in support of local efforts to observe January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in response to the recent death of 16-year-old Greenville girl who had been the victim of trafficking. Policies the column promotes for Ohio can apply to North Carolina, the group suggested.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden “did not legitimately win” the November election. The doubters include 7 of 10 Republicans and 6 of 10 self-identified conservatives.

President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats’ obsession with Donald Trump — the condition known as Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS — will remain as strong, or perhaps become stronger, now that Trump has left the White House.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats’ obsession with Donald Trump — the condition known as Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS — will remain as strong, or perhaps become stronger, now that Trump has left the White House.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the U.S. But is he really the president of the U.S.? Well he was sworn in at the Capitol by Chief Justice John Roberts and his new office is the Oval Office in the West Wing of the White House. But is he really the president?

President Joe Biden has sent a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to Congress that includes an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. It is expected to come up for a vote in February.

Friday, January 22, 2021

As of January 18, North Carolina has received about a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Nearly 330,000 of those doses have been injected into the arms of North Carolinians.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Arnold Schwarznegger, the former GOP governor of California, likened the attack on the Capitol Jan. 6 to the murderous rampage by Nazis during Kristallnacht in 1938. He says, “I grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered the loss of its democracy. Growing up, I was surrounded by broken …

Throughout our history, presidential inauguration day usually has been a celebratory time. Even if your candidate lost the most recent election, there’s still something uplifting about the crowds, the pageantry and the soaring rhetoric of a presidential inauguration. The day’s events help re…