One reader says "thanks and keep up the good work," but many other readers didn't really appreciate The N&O's endorsement of Barack Obama for president.
Help me understand "Girlfriends Appalled about Sarah Palin." "It felt a bit like any old woman will do," says one of the Raleigh women insulted by John McCain's choice of a running mate. Gender was not the main attraction.
Most readers aren't all that surprised that The N&O endorsed Barack Obama for president. These letters appear online-only.
The race for president has been heated and emotional, to say the least. How can the winner best overcome divisions and help the country move forward? If the other guy wins, how are you going to feel about the future?
The Durham Association of Educators is holding a political rally and “walk to the polls,” along with a wellness fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Durham School of the Arts.
The public is welcome, association president Donald Barringer said Friday.
You have to wonder how many points Libertarian Mike Munger will go up in the gubernatorial polls just for being able to stand between two snipers at Wednesday night's debate without getting shot. (Thursday, Page 1A)
Flywheel Design, a downtown-Durham marketing company, says its benefit bash for Barack Obama raised more than $1,000 — what’s more, it made news overseas.
Both U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole and State Sen. Kay Hagan have met with the editorial board now in anticipation of our coming endorsement. The N&O's multimedia team attended both meetings and has put together some snippets.
To hear Kay Hagan talk about how she would have worked harder to find an immigration compromise, how Dole was basically useless as a banking committee member and how the Iraq war has not made us safer, go here.
To see Elizabeth Dole talk about how her go-with-Bush rate is more like 55 percent, how the country missed an opportunity in 1986 to fix immigration and what she thinks should happen in Iraq, go here.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole met with the editorial board today (cartoonist Dwane Powell's sketch above) and talked about what she sees as her main accomplishments in the Senate (the tobacco quota buyout, for one). She also addressed opponent Kay Hagan's main criticisms: that she never visits North Carolina (she does, too, it's just that the taxpayers don't pay for it so her visits don't show up on lists), that she isn't even from here (oh, please, she graduated from a North Carolina high school and went to Duke) and that she ever voted against the troops (her husband is a wounded war veteran). One of Hagan's biggest criticisms has been that Dole is basically George Bush. You can listen to Dole talk about how she differs from Bush in these two clips.
Find out what readers find appalling and despicable about the latest election shenanigans. These letters appear online only.