By The Commentators
  • An Invitation to the 10th annual HKonJ Moral March

    February 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, this is a good time to show our love for those we claim to care about: our families, our neighbors, and all the other folks who share our little planet. As a girl, I learned that loving is a verb, and that we show it by our actions, not just words. […]

  • Don’t Screw Around with the National Anthem

    February 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Here’s a message for solo singers from nationally famous recording artists to local folks with a little talent. You are disrespecting our proud nation when you mess around with its national anthem and turn it into a showy performance and that offends me. As one who sings in choirs and choruses, I’ve enjoyed the privilege of singing […]

  • Could Flint Happen Here?

    February 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    My heart breaks for the people of Flint, Michigan. The city’s water supply poisoned by austerity measures from their state government. Flint is a majority black city.  Commentators remark that the government would’ve been more responsive if those poisoned have lived in an affluent white city. But, Porter Ranch is a wealthy, white suburb of […]

  • Forward Together

    February 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Howdy y’all. Mark your calendar for the Forward Together moral movement.  The tenth anniversary mass moral march on Historic Thousands on Jones Street, AKA HKonJ, a movement not a moment. HKonJ and the thousands who will be there believe in voting rights, the expansion and protection of voting rights for all. Labor rights for fair […]

  • Elitism and Discrimination are Destructive

    February 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    These past few days of weather have been a reminder to us all that nature calls the shots in this world. Politics take a back seat.  It reminds us that working together and looking out for each other are ultimately more important, necessary, and  rewarding than dividing and ruling. Nature’s hand is random and emergencies […]

  • Duke Energy Hides Key Info in Fracking Gas Power Plant Fight

    February 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

      Duke Energy is hiding large blocks of information about its plans to build a billion-dollar power plant in Asheville. NC WARN is pressing state regulators to conduct an open review – not the fast-track rubber stamp Duke wants. Our technical experts argue the plant isn’t needed – due to a glut of regional generation. […]

  • I Don’t Need a Gun: I Can Kill You With Kindness

    January 29, 2016 at 9:43 am

    So, you tired of political rhetoric from liberals wanting more, conservatives wanting you out, and independents simply wanting to be heard? You frustrated by the demagoguery, fear mongering and race bating, not only from presidential candidates, but from so called journalists who desire ratings boosts and social media likes rather than serving the greater good by […]

  • Is 1984 Coming?

    January 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    A major threat to your privacy is looming, and it could signal the beginning of a national ID system. Later this year, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will undertake the massive job of scanning and archiving personal documents showing proof of age, identity and address. These documents would include birth certificate, Social Security […]

  • Do we need the Pat McCrory Bond Referendum?

    January 15, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Am I the only one feeling we are getting the short end of the stick during the short session of the General Assembly? I have a few questions on the bond referendum Pat McCrory has requested to be placed on the March 15 primary ballot. Is this as an effort to improve his image before […]

  • The Inconvenient Truth about Chapel Hill’s High Housing Costs

    January 12, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Paul Krugman—the Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman—recently wrote an article spotlighting how local zoning laws that hamper building enough homes to meet demand directly cause housing costs to skyrocket in growing cities. Of course, you don’t need a Nobel-prize in economics to understand that when demand goes up faster than supply, prices will go […]

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