Taylor Batten

Taylor Batten

Scalia’s ghost hovers over RNC

Republicans appeared to pursue a subtle but deliberate strategy at their convention this week: Parry one of Democrats’ favorite weapons back against them by making the Supreme Court one of the major issues in this fall’s presidential campaign.

Opinion

Donald Trump, Rose Hamid and how to keep America safe

On a day when Republican National Convention speakers focused on “Making America Safe Again,” a Charlotte woman – and the reaction to her – illustrated the choice the country faces in working through violent and unsettling times: We can uphold our values or we can betray them.

Taylor Batten

Gov race starts with a flurry

If Pat McCrory hadn’t fully realized what a heavyweight bout he is in, he does now after Roy Cooper delivered a series of hooks and uppercuts in the first round of their championship fight in Charlotte on Friday.

Taylor Batten

30 ways to have faith in future

Sometimes I worry about this country’s future. I mean, look at kids today. Staring at their phones, mouths agape. Rifling selfies back and forth on Snapchat is their idea of dialogue. They don’t read the paper, they don’t know history, they get by in school through memorization more than problem-solving.

Videos

Enhanced competition format for NASCAR

On Monday, NASCAR announced its enhanced competition format that will be implemented in all three of its national series this season: the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Jeff Siner The Charlotte Observer
Enhanced competition format for NASCAR 4:17

Enhanced competition format for NASCAR

Judge orders release of video in fatal CMPD shooting under new state law 1:12

Judge orders release of video in fatal CMPD shooting under new state law

Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday 1:15

Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday

Hornets to offer scholarships 2:56

Hornets to offer scholarships