Category: Opinion

NC waits … and waits … for resolution as election results trickle out

By Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – The waiting truly is the hardest part. As election results trickle in, North Carolinians are watching, trying to make sense of which ballots we’re counting, which races are safe to predict, and which races…

The annual dragging in of the plants

potted plants near window in rural house

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – It happens every year . . and every year I hate the thoughts of it and hate even worse, the actual physical part of doing it. No, I don’t mean my annual bath. At…

That soft pillow

person holding gray and white throw pillow

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – The day started like all other days. I thought I had awoken much too early. I rolled over to see if there was light thru yon window. Sure enough, it was that gray pale…

Fried “Cryptic” zucchini squash recipe

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – Shopping for zucchini squash won’t always be as exciting as my 2011 experience, but be assured that they are always good eating, no matter how prepared. And, I am willing to bet that all…

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…

Eight factors shaped N.C. elections

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I proffered a…