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Another brilliant idea from the N&R editorial page

Saying it again for seemingly the millionth time—I have no idea in what world the editorialists down at the Greensboro News & Record live. In the age of Trump they’ve certainly come up with some brilliant editorials (insert sarcasm) but today’s is a doozy. Fair enough, President Trump did not effectively lead in the effortContinue Reading






GSO-WS commuter rail still in the station

A commuter rail line between N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro and Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem was big talk several years ago, but–what a coincidence—talk seemed to die when the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation had shall we say a financial setback. And we might not be hearing about it now if WFDD listener MatthewContinue Reading






GCS needs $60 million to see what teaching looks like

I almost wish this were some sort of Friday follies spoof, but unfortunately it’s real life–N&R reports Guilford County Schools will apply for a $60 million grant to replace tapped-out Mission Possible funds. And what would GCS hope to do with $60 million? A sample of key recommendations include: Developing a clear definition of whatContinue Reading






Foxx further defends genetic testing bill

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is still on the defensive regarding her controversial genetic testing bill: Foxx spoke about the wellness bill Friday at the Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner in Winston-Salem, which was sponsored by the Forsyth County Republican Party. About 200 local Republicans attended the event in the Downtown Marriott Hotel. Foxx said that the billContinue Reading






Your regular HB2 update….

For starters, sportswriters can’t seem to get enough of that wise old philosopher—-UNC coach Roy Williams—-waxing on the ill-effects of HB2 on our fair state. All I can say is Roy hit the nail n the head when he said he “may not be the smartest but I’m darn sure not the dumbest.” I thinkContinue Reading






Foxx on CBS This Morning

5th District Congressional Rep. Virginia Foxx was on CBS This Morning discussing her bill that would allow companies to offer insurance premium discounts to workers who undergo genetic testing as part of a workplace wellness program.






Stein’s N&R interview

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein met with the N&R editorial board yesterday. A couple of interesting points— Stein said no progress yet on his bipartisan effort with Sen. Phil Berger to lobby the U.S. Justice Department to to require the huge plant’s owner, InBev, to sell it as a condition of the international giant’sContinue Reading






Another reason to be ware of the ol’ public-private partnership…

…..I present the proposed downtown Greensboro performing arts center….Citizens and antsy donors are awaiting at the very least a groundbreaking–which the News & Record reports in today’s edition will be April 26. No doubt that date has been set as a reaction to the N&R’s recent reporting on what will be called the Tanger CenterContinue Reading






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