Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Help reduce prison costs with more arts programming

The editorial board of the Herald-Leader is right. Our governor and legislators can no longer ignore the rising costs of running prisons, which, at 11 percent of state spending, nearly equals the 12 percent we pay to run our public colleges and universities.

Op-Ed

Trump on North Korea: terrorism, lunacy and hypocrisy

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered his first address to the United Nations. As we all know, the 42-minute speech included an unprecedented denunciation of North Korea. The president’s words were clearly aimed at intimidating not only the leadership of that country, but its impoverished population as well.