What Can We Do About Guns?
Unbelievable. Buried in the middle of the paper in a catch-all section called “other news” was the headline “Grandfather Kills 6 Chi...
Don’t Extinguish the Creative Sparks of the University
I recently read that state appropriations to public research universities have dropped 34 percent in the last decade. Now, seven years after the end o...
Are Taxes Pushing Chapel Hill Residents Away?
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of my friends and neighbors insist their moving out of Chapel Hill after their kids finish high school. I used t...
Vote For Polticians Who Want People to Vote
I don’t know about you, but I am always losing things. My car keys, my phone, the TV remote. It always feels great to find these things agai...
Legislators Should Meet Those Affected by HB2
On Sunday, April 10 close to 600 Orange County residents attended the national award winning 19th Annual Community Dinner in Carrboro celebrating our ...
Fire in Fayetteville leaves a gap in Chapel Hill
Why did a fire in Fayetteville cause a panic in Chapel Hill? When I got word about the April 9 fire that destroyed the Haymont Grill in Fayetteville, ...
Chansky’s Notebook: No. 10’s No. 1!
C’mon, Coach, we know No. 10 is your starting quarterback. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/April/18/ART%20CHANSKYS%20SPORTS%20NOTE...
Suggestions for Charles Blackwood
The Chapel Hill News on April 4, 2016 featured a thoughtful front page and beyond on Sheriff Charles Blackwood. If you missed it, check it out. It...
Maybe It’d Be Faster If We Just Listed Everyone Who Hasn’t Denounced HB2
At this point, it may be more newsworthy for someone to *not* come out against HB2.
Step Up and Volunteer For Chapel Hill
Volunteering in Chapel Hill. How many times have you griped about some situation in the town of Chapel Hill? How many times have you thought about...
Why Are You Drinking Raw Milk?
I’d like to ask you a question. I am completely baffled by the desire to consume raw milk. It can potentially contain listeria as well as sa...
It’s Time For the Governor and General Assembly to Listen
Wise people like to point out the benefits of listening to what others have to say. As soon as our legislators passed House Bill 2 and our governor si...
Like actors, putting ourselves in the shoes of others
How hard is it for a white person to really understand the black experience well enough not to get into trouble when speaking about hot-button matters...
Don’t Forget Everything the General Assembly Did Before HB2
You’ve heard some of my commentaries here on WCHL about our General Assembly in Raleigh on the crazy bills that have been voted on and signed by...
Happy Five Years at Chapelboro, Jeff Danner!
We are celebrating five years of Jeff Danner and Common Science at Chapelboro! For the past five years, Chapelboro readers have been treated to Jeff D...
Preparing for our Aging Population
The Carolina Population Center did a Carolina Demography post on the aging of our population. Did you know that there are nearly 45 million individu...
Common Science Fifth Anniversary Column
This week marks the fifth anniversary of Common Science® and this is my 239th column! It’s been my great pleasure to write them and I have enjoyed ...
The Tar Heels Will Win It All In 2018. Here’s Why.
Tar Heels, never fear. We've seen this story before...and it turned out okay.
The Protest at Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
April 12 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s and there will be long lines at Franklin St and Columbia. Ben & Jerry’s makes very goo...
Reply to Matt Bailey
Recently, Matt Bailey, a fan of luxury apartments on the American Legion property asked, “Where were all these park lovers before January?” We wer...