Tag: D.G. Martin

One On One: Did a North Carolinian cause the Suez Canal back-up?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Who is responsible for last month’s jam up in the Suez Canal? Could it be a North Carolinian? The damages to the quarter-mile long container ship, Ever Given, which ran aground in the…

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: 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: 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…