Tag: News & Observer

Major North Carolina newspapers running ‘news’ written by donor-sponsored reporters

By David Larson Raleigh, NC – If you’ve read a news story about climate change or renewable energy lately in a North Carolina newspaper, there’s a good chance the author’s salary was not paid by that newspaper but rather by…

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: Who are today’s public intellectuals?

public intellectuals book cover

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Billy Graham’s death and memorial service brought back memories of a column I wrote about North Carolina’s “Public Intellectuals” 16 years ago. I had noticed a book by Richard A. Posner titled “Public…