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11/14/2017 11:49pm

Tar Heels Talk Climate Entry Seven: The rogue governors of Bonn

There’s a notable difference in how people from different countries speak. Finland’s minister for the environment, for example, will only solemnly say, “Friends, we are living in critical times,” as he describes the urgency of taking action on climate change.


11/14/2017 9:46pm

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Column: Let's face cyber-racism critically

I had yet to write a personal column about my experiences with racism at the University and at The Daily Tar Heel because I didn’t want people to have my face and my name in their heads if they wanted to send harassment.


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Axios x The Daily Tar Heel: Smarter Faster Revolution

On Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Carolina Union, Tyler Fleming, editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, and Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of Axios, will lead a conversation on the future of work and kick off Axios' Smarter Faster Revolution.


11/6/2017 9:38pm

Talanoa is a term commonly used in Fiji to refer to a facilitative style of discussion that involves storytelling and talking. It has been adopted informally as a theme of COP 23. DTH/Mark Ortiz

Tar Heels Talk Climate Entry Two: Fiji stresses urgency of climate change action

Today marked the beginning of the 23rd United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 23) — the annual climate negotiations — in Bonn, Germany. At COP 23, world leaders are expected to build on the groundwork and principles established in the 2015 Paris Agreement and develop roadmaps to reach its goals.  


11/5/2017 11:07pm

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Column: George W. Bush is still terrible

In response to the ongoing buffoonery of President Donald Trump, there has been a disturbing trend among liberals to attempt to rehabilitate the image of George W. Bush so that he functions as a contrast, an ahistorical example of a president who was “not as bad.” In order to make this claim, one has to deliberately ignore the still relevant aftermath of his presidency.


10/30/2017 8:34pm

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Column: Halloween brings necessary strangeness

All festivals — even the ones that aren’t mash-ups of candy and the macabre — are weird to some degree. They all overturn the self-directed trajectories of our lives and leave us in an uncanny upside down world for a short time.