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No to voter ID To the editor: N.C. Rep. Cody Henson wrote (in a July 3 guest op-ed column), "The language used in the voter ID measure (voter ID Amendment) includes an expansive list of acceptable forms of identification so that all voters will have the equal opportunity of obtaining one." That's absolutely untrue. There is no enabling legislation telling us what kinds of ID will be permissible if a voter ID amendment passes. There is no expansive list of acceptable forms of... [Read More]
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Republicans in disarray? Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley insisted Thursday night that "in America, our political opponents are not evil," a shar[p] rhetorical break from her boss, President Donald Trump, who has labeled Democrats as "evil," crime-loving and unwilling to defend the nation. Addressing the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, Haley said that the "toxic political environment" has prompted both sides of the aisle to "describe their opponents as enemies or evil." ... Haley's statement was an apparent rebuke of language... [Read More]
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The award for the most ridiculous opening paragraph in a news story, this week anyway, goes to CBS Sacramento for its coverage of a 2020 ballot measure that the secretary of state has recently approved for signature gathering: "A ballot measure that would close a loophole in property taxes for commercial businesses has qualified for the 2020 ballot." Granted the article echoed the language used by the initiative's supporters, but this is not about closing a loophole. [Read More]
A video released by the Columbus, Ohio Police Department shows an officer who stopped two young black boys for carrying a BB gun. The officer can be seen scolding the boys for carrying the toy in public, warning them of the potential danger. The officer is receiving criticism for some of his language used, while the police department is calling the situation a "lesson learned." [Read More]
A dispute over the language used at a Richmond condo's strata meetings has ended in a settlement. [Read More]
I was deeply disturbed and offended by the methods and language used by Dar-Wei Chen in his article last week (Religion is becoming extinct, 04/05/2011). [Read More]
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A CNN panel discussion on the protests against newly confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh turned into a free for all as a conservative commentator continued to refer to the participating crowd — mostly compromised of women — as a "mob," comparing them to neo-Nazi's who held a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Speaking with CNN host Victor Blackwell, former press secretary to House Democrats, Rochelle Ritchie, lambasted the language used to describe the …... [Read More]
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