Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One On One: Greek and Hebrew guides to our political differences

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – How can ancient Greek and Hebrew thinking help us understand why our friends who support other political candidates see things so differently from us? Why are we locked into such different positions? It…

One on One: Waking up as a Republican

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Why so glum?” I asked a sullen group of Democrats who were expressing despair as they reviewed the results of the November 3rd elections. They explained their gloominess. Democrats had lost seats in…

One on One: A surprise candidate in 2024

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Guess what. The presidential election is just about to begin. “You mean just about end,” I can hear you thinking. But I am talking about the 2024 presidential election campaign. It will be…

One On One: North Carolina’s Godfather

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who is called “El Padrino,” which means “The Godfather.” Zepeda was arrested…

One on One: Fighting for America

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By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – We both love America? We would fight for our country. And we would fight to keep it the way we love it. And we would fight to make it the way we could…

One on One: Who wins the debate about debates?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in political activities, say the…

One on One: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal hero of mine, died in April at 90. He was chancellor…