Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: Changing times strain Carolina and Davidson

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill and changing rules about the Davidson College president’s religion pulled both schools into the headlines last week. These topics remind how hard it is for some of us to…

One on One: Big news about the Cherokee

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Cherokee is in the news again this month. All about the name of an automobile, a popular Jeep product. But for North Carolinians, the Cherokee term brings up a whole special set of…

One on One: Workhorse or show horse

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Do you want your congressional representative to be a “workhorse” or a “show horse?” In the recently released fourth revised edition of his classic “The Congressional Experience: An Institution Transformed,” David Price writes…

One on One: When do we change names and history?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Last week the Raleigh City Council  removed the historic designation of Wakestone, the former home of Josephus Daniels. That action is just one more reminder of North Carolina’s and the nation’s struggle to…

One on One: A public intellectual steps down

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – One of North Carolina’s important public intellectuals has stepped down. What is a public intellectual and who stepped down? One definition of the word from Collins Dictionary is “an intellectual, often a noted specialist in a…

One on One: Rudolph’s little brother

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – I know Rudolph’s little brother. And now that Rudolph and the other reindeer are safely back at the North Pole, I can tell you the mostly unknown story of where the Rudolph tale…