Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor
Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political activity in North Carolina’s Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) region. Hieb received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in History from UNC-Greensboro.

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 1)

  • 2020 RNC-‘The Show Must Go On’

    By now you’ve probably heard the Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to August. Before the news broke, New York Times analyzed the status of both the DNC and the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for late August in Charlotte. Far as the RNC is…
    Sam Hieb, April 3, 2020
  • Re: Medicare for all and coronavirus

    In the middle of an otherwise reasonable editorial on North Carolina legislators’ response to the coronavirus, the Winston-Salem Journal can’t help but get in a little dig (emphasis mine): This would also be a good time to conveniently forget all the weak excuses for not passing Medicaid expansion. Yesterday…
    Sam Hieb, April 1, 2020
  • Coronavirus and the billion-dollar GCS bond

    Funny —of all the things to think during this difficult time, I was thinking about the proposed $1.6 billion Guilford County Schools bond, which was set to go on the November ballot. My thought was the coronavirus could usher in a learn from home revolution, as some believe it will…
    Sam Hieb, March 31, 2020
  • Mecklenburg health director slams Charlotte’s lack of social distancing

    It was a beautiful morning yesterday, and I got out on my bike to take a little spin. I saw more than a few people know; some I just buzzed right by with a quick wave; I stopped for a quick chat with another couple, making sure to keep my…
    Sam Hieb, March 30, 2020
  • No way RNC will be canceled, says Trump

    President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity there is “no way” he will cancel the Republican National Convention, scheduled for August in Charlotte. Obviously the bigger concern in the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for mid-July in Milwaukee. NYT reports: Among the complicating factors are the uncertain…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2020
  • Rep. Walker says he will make China pay for stimulus package

    Sixth District Rep. Mark Walker—who is not running for reelection in his redrawn district, says via Twitter: China’s lack of transparency created this. Now we are asking American taxpayers to foot the bill? Not hardly! I am working on a plan to make the Communist…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2020
  • Tillis’ anti-price-gouging bill

    News & Observer reports on Sen. Thom Tillis’ price gouging bill, which would punish people and businesses who engage in price gouging during the coronavirus crisis: Under Tillis’ legislation, when the president declares a national state of emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be able to create a…
    Sam Hieb, March 26, 2020
  • Feebly embracing Biden

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai posted earlier today on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s conspicuous absence from the national stage as the coronavirus carries on. Never fear– today’s News & Observer has an op-ed by Gene Nichol saying it’s time all Democrats embrace Biden. And what a feeble embrace…
    Sam Hieb, March 24, 2020