By The Commentators
  • ‘Affordable Housing’ is Workforce Housing

    June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

    One of the topics that we’ve heard a lot about recently is affordable housing.  The towns and the county have discussed it a great deal and the media has given it a lot of coverage. If you ask people exactly what is affordable housing and how it works you’re likely to get a lot of […]

  • What Has HB2 Accomplished?

    June 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

    An earlier commentary claimed that the HB2 frenzy is subsiding just a little bit. I claim it is a much deeper hole.  Enacted in 12 days by the legislature and approved by the governor.  Just recently, 11 folks including 3 Raging Grannies were arrested.  An NC Justice Center response by Rick Glazier. The real facts behind […]

  • Eat Local

    June 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I don’t know about you, but I love going out to eat.  Discovering a new restaurant is one of life’s great pleasures and it can be hard to decide on which one to go to. But, if you care about your local community and its economic health here’s one criterion you should always consider. Eat […]

  • Let’s Give Back the Victories

    June 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

    And so we wait. What action will the NCAA take against UNC for its athletic/academic wrongdoings? Personally, I do not understand why the NCAA has any moral authority in these matters in any case. It is, after all, the enabler of the Big Time Sports schemes. I am much more concerned about the deliberations of […]

  • Looking at affordable housing in a different way

    June 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    It’s time for us to revise our approach to affordable housing.  We are fighting against the tide as we seek to provide housing options for low-income people. As land becomes more scarce, it becomes more expensive.  As the economy continues to improve, construction costs escalate.  And perhaps most importantly, we are facing huge demographic changes […]

  • The Bathroom Lie

    May 31, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I can’t believe, well actually I can believe, that our Governor said courts should interpret laws passed by a bunch of idiots. Is he looking for a cushy job after November? By the way, who is paying for all the travel expense while he is getting face time in Washington defending Hate Bill 2? Is […]

  • No “buts” about it

    May 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Ever encounter someone with a big “but”? My apologies WCHL, I guess I should’ve clarified the kind of “but” I’m referring.  You know the kind of responders who say: I would vote, “but”… Or how about Voting helps other people, “but” not me Or the one who says I’d vote for this candidate, “but”… As the saying […]

  • Don’t Fall For a Phone Scam: It’s Not the IRS

    May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    If you have received a phone call, purportedly from the IRS claiming it is suing you, you are not alone.  A rash of these scam phone calls is spreading across the Triangle and I have been one of their targets along with many of my friends and neighbors. The IRS is warning that it seeing […]

  • The Governor is Neglecting North Carolina

    May 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    As a community we have so many important issues which need addressing. Here in Orange County we have close to 12,000 adults who cannot read or write, increasing poverty– with seniors making up a large percentage, a fractured mental health system and underpaid teachers. The State is ranked in the upper forties in Library provision […]

  • Remembering Victims of War

    May 24, 2016 at 10:15 am “War, huh, yeah What is it good for Absolutely nothing Uh-huh War, huh, yeah What is it good for Absolutely nothing Say it again, y’all War, huh, good God What is it good for Absolutely nothing Listen to me Ohhh, war, I despise Because it means destruction Of innocent lives War means tears To thousands […]