Feb. 20, 2013 08:51
The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session, so you’d think they’d be tackling really serious issues, like setting tax policies that would penalize greedy corporations who lay off people here and open plants in slave-wage countries. Or standing up to health-insurance monopolies and enforcing a cap on premiums....
Feb. 13, 2013 09:29
In April 2008, Pope Benedict traveled to Washington, DC to be feted by his buddy, President George W. Bush, on the occasion of the pontiff’s birthday. As more and more cases of abuse were coming to light, Bush praised his friend, calling the papal visit a reminder for Americans to “distinguish between right and wrong....
Feb. 6, 2013 09:46
Fantasy football is, by some accounts, the fastest growing pastime in the nation, in which more than 37 million adults pretend to draft, manage, coach and trade real-life professional football players. There are fantasy football parties, playoffs and championships....
Jan. 23, 2013 10:07
But NRA gun nuts don’t see it that way. No sooner had the president announced his plan and enacted 23 Executive Orders than the NRA posted a web commercial, calling Obama an “elite hypocrite....
Jan. 16, 2013 09:13
The day after Parker’s “First Take” appearance, ESPN suspended him for one month. Rob took his slap on the wrist like a man, apologized for any unintended offense and looked forward to getting back to work in January. But last week, ESPN announced that it was firing Parker, saying, “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end....
Jan. 9, 2013 09:36
The ink was barely dry on last week’s cliff-avoiding deal, when one of its participants (Sen. Michael Crapo of Idaho) appeared in court to cop to DWI charges. It seemed fitting somehow. After all, New Year’s Eve is that special night when some people drink too much, get behind the wheel and end up causing an accident....
Dec. 26, 2012 09:14
Over the past decade, I’ve been able to showcase scores of community organizations on “Triad Today,” and in the process, I’ve learned that there are several ways we can help these agencies help others. The first is to donate goods. Second is to donate money....
Dec. 19, 2012 08:45
Immediate public shock and outrage ensues. There’s wall-to-wall cable news coverage with wrong information being updated minute by minute because reporters jumped the gun trying to get the scoop. Telegenic psychologists are trotted out to give opinions about a shooter they’ve never met....
Dec. 12, 2012 10:28
I’m of the opinion that you can never do too much to increase awareness for early detection of breast cancer. I feel the same way about publicizing cystic fibrosis, MS and many other diseases. After all, any public call to action can help to save lives, or at least improve quality of life for patients....

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