Skip to main content

More Columns

  • 1

While his former congressional colleagues in Washington were struggling to elect a House speaker, David Price was talking to the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club, delivering his first speech as a former congressman.

  • 2

What were the two most used new words in the news recently? The term “Great Replacement.” I admit that I had never heard of the term until the recent attack in Buffalo by a white 18-year-old man that left 10 people dead. A long document, found with the attacker’s property and presumably writ…

  • 0

The next few weeks I bet you will be attending a graduation ceremony — yours or a friend’s or a family member’s. In an earlier column, I shared my thoughts about the speeches given at those times. With a few changes, here is what I wrote.

  • 0

Going blind: Is there any way it could be a good thing? Frank Bruni asks this question in his new book, “The Beauty of Dusk.” Bruni, one of the great writers to move to North Carolina recently, is an opinion writer for The New York Times, author of bestselling books and is now a professor of…

  • 3

To live in interesting times, is it a blessing or a curse? To live in the era of Donald Trump would be a blessing, at least a temporary one, for those who are sometimes derisively referred to as Trumpsters. But for those who think the former president is a continuing and frightening threat t…

  • 2

Should the UNC System headquarters be moved from Chapel Hill to Raleigh where it could be conveniently closer to other state educational agencies and the state legislature that has ultimate control over it? In its recently adopted budget bill, the legislature provided for this move. Nobody a…

  • 2

Having gone through a tenure battle at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based, in part, on conflicting views about how history of racism should be taught in our schools, it is refreshing to encounter “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” …

  • 1

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 about how the legendary Speaker of the U.S. House of Representat…

  • 1

Is the U.S. Supreme Court going to put college athletics out of business? Earlier this month, it agreed to decide whether the NCAA’s limits on compensating college athletes violate antitrust laws.

  • 11

Unbelievable when you think about it, how North Carolina maintained its segregated and discriminatory racial system for such a long time. The remnants of what is commonly called “Jim Crow” are still with us, a daily reminder of the horrors of the past.