Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

More on newspapers charging for web access

No, no word yet on when and how much the Charlotte Observer will charge non-print subscribers to view their content online, but the other big McClatchy paper in the state, the Raleigh News & Observer, has announced its plans: The News & Observer announced this week that it will begin charging for digital content startingContinue Reading






Meanwhile, Obamacare carries on

Interesting NYT article on the first phase of Obamacare—two government-sponsored-nationwide health insurance plans: The federal standards will pre-empt state rules in at least one respect: the national health plans will automatically be eligible to compete against other private insurers in the new exchanges, regardless of whether they have been certified as meeting the standards ofContinue Reading






Vote for revenge

The president recently suggested that a good reason for voting is revenge. I completely agree. When you go to the polls on Tuesday think revenge, on somebody, anybody–an ex wife for all the alimony you have to pay, a boss that passed you over for promotion, your parents who you blame for all your problemsContinue Reading






We need concealed-carry bike riders and joggers on Durham’s trails

Upset about all the muggings on Durham’s American Tobacco Trail, a group of volunteers is patrolling the trail as part of a new Trail Watch program. It’s fashioned after Neighborhood Watch, meaning people watch for suspicious activity or individuals and then call the cops. As we all know, help often comes too late in thoseContinue Reading