Bello, Bella, Bellx: On Love And Orlando
In the wake of Orlando, double down on love.
A Raw Milk Rebuttal
Several weeks ago I heard a WCHL Commentary that was strongly advocating pasteurized milk over raw milk. In fact, the commentator was adamant th...
How We Can Help Our Young People
I’m concerned about our young people. Being a young person is not easy. There’s talk of an overloaded, overheated planet. Fewer jobs i...
Voting for the devil?
“You would vote for the devil if he were a Democrat, wouldn’t you?” Thus begins an old story that makes fun of an old-time party-loyal, “yello...
How Do We Change After Orlando?
Throughout our history, it has always been standard practice to demonize minority groups as a danger to public safety. We said black people were going...
Motorists and Pedestrians Must Share Campus Roads
Large black and yellow pedestrian crosswalk enforcement signs have appeared on campus warning drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Until w...
The Importance of Water Conservation
Recently, I commented about the amazing water conservation in our community. The number of customers OWASA serves has grown 65 percent since 1991 an...
How Do Developments Help Chapel Hill?
Have you driven along Elliott Road lately? The east end, between the bypass and Village Plaza stores. I have, and I wish I hadn’t. The Village Plaza...
It’s Time to Stop Bad Behavior at Public Meetings
I was watching the Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting the other night. “How exciting,” I hear you thinking. Actually, you’d have thought it was ...
‘Affordable Housing’ is Workforce Housing
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...
Putting Trump aside; remembering Ali and Patt Derian
The death of Muhammad Ali last week took away Donald Trump’s monopoly of television news coverage, at least for a time. There was some irony, of...
What Has HB2 Accomplished?
An earlier commentary claimed that the HB2 frenzy is subsiding just a little bit. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/June/6/THE%20COMME...
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...
Let’s Give Back the Victories
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...
Looking at affordable housing in a different way
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-inco...
A jackass or a carpenter?
“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.” Using a saying from UNC President Margaret Spellings’s native Texas, ...
In HB2 Court Fight, Both Sides Admit They’re Wrong
The HB2 question: does the word "sex" include "gender identity"? Some say yes, some say no - but it's not who you think.
The Bathroom Lie
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 c...
No “buts” about it
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 th...
Don’t Fall For a Phone Scam: It’s Not the IRS
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 spreadi...