By The Commentators
  • You Can Vote

    February 10, 2016 at 1:50 am

    The new voting laws cut Early Voting by one week, removed out-of-precinct voting on election day, and require people to bring a specific type of ID to the polls.  Many of the rules are pending Federal Court decision, generating mass confusion in the community on what is and is not required. This is why it […]

  • Why, Exactly, Are Universities Playing Football?

    February 9, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Two recent, dramatic, football-related concussion stories should compel university trustees and faculty to ask, “why, exactly, are universities playing football?” The first story is that a federal judge granted initial approval of a settlement against the NCAA over the handling of head injuries. Although the NCAA is still reviewing the terms, the agreement calls for […]

  • 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. […]

  • Marc-Sylvestre

    Consider Your 2016 Election Choices

    January 31, 2016 at 1:00 am

    It looks like 2016 could be the best political year ever. Why would somebody say that? Because for once we have some interesting personalities running who are offering the voters of America some real choices. Let’s be honest, as much as many of us care for President Obama and were thrilled to vote for him, […]

  • 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 […]

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