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One sunny morning in 2006 I visited Daisy Stroud, and she took out photos and shared the story of her life. Every tale was an illumination of the times in which she lived, of the life she made with husband Gerson and the woman she came to be.

I commend N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper.

The recent Republican U.S. Senate primary in Mississippi should spur creative thinking about North Carolina’s election system. Other states offer models in which election results more clearly reflect the will of all the voters.

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THE OBSERVER'S EDITORIAL STAFF

Taylor Batten, Editorial Page Editor
Taylor Batten became editorial page editor in 2008, the day Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch. He grew up in Miami, went to Duke and Harvard and covered business and politics before holding a series of editing and management jobs. He and his staff have won first place for editorial writing and editorial pages in N.C. Press Association competitions. Reach him at tbatten@charlotteobserver.com.

Fannie Flono, Associate Editor

Fannie Flono has written editorials and columns for the editorial board since 1993. She has won awards for investigative reporting, education reporting, editorials and column writing. She held a number of jobs at The Observer, including political editor and city editor, before moving to the editorial board. Reach her at fflono@charlotteobserver.com.

Peter St. Onge, Associate Editor

Peter St. Onge has been a member of the editorial board since 2011. A New Hampshire native, Peter came to the Observer in 1999. He has been honored with national awards in news writing, investigations, business writing, sports writing and feature writing. He lives in south Charlotte with his wife and two sons. Reach him at pstonge@charlotteobserver.com.

Kevin Siers, Editorial Cartoonist

A native of Minnesota, Kevin Siers has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Observer since 1987. He began his cartooning career by drawing editorial cartoons for his hometown community newspaper between shifts working in the local iron ore mines north of Duluth. His Observer cartoons today are distributed nationwide by King Features Syndicate. Reach him at ksiers@charlotteobserver.com.

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Daily Views

My daughter Thea, a cellist, is spending the summer in Montgomery, Ala. She was thrilled to land a job there playing in the orchestra at Montgomery’s Shakespeare festival.

I’ve written a couple of posts already about why all the international calls for a cease-fire in Gaza haven’t yet borne fruit – it’s mainly because the two sides doing the fighting have irreconcilable goals and are under little domestic pressure to stop – but is there any scenario in which the bloodshed, at least this round of it, could end without an internationally negotiated cease-fire?

It would be hard to get out in front of some members of Congress in trash-talking their own herd. Yet on Wednesday, four Democratic and four Republican senators standing together in front of TV cameras had something unalloyed to say for themselves: “There may be hope for us yet,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told reporters at a news conference announcing the introduction of a truly bipartisan campus sexual assault bill.

From Venessa Harrison, president of External Affairs, AT&T-North Carolina: AT&T’s decision to bring our ultra high-speed broadband here will pave the way for the next round of innovation, economic growth and job creation.

So in S.C. gravity is only a theory, not a fact?

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Kevin Siers

Editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers, who for the last quarter century has skewered political egos across the Carolinas with the tip of a paintbrush, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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