Tag: D.G. Martin

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…

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…

One on One: Jack Hunt and Ruby’s cooking

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” That was my first instruction from UNC President Dick Spangler when he…

One on One: The virus claims another victim

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – The virus hit home the other day. Right in the tummy. During the last few weeks I have been reviewing final page proofs for an update and expansion to my book, “North Carolina’s…