Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • ‘False narrative links racism and GOP’

    J. Peder Zane writes in today’s News & Observer: Why do Democrats relentlessly accuse President Trump of being a racist? For the same reason dogs bark, ducks quack and little boys cry wolf – it’s what they do. Before Trump, Democrats leveled the same despicable smear against Mitt Romney…
    Sam Hieb, July 31, 2019
  • N&O’s proposed Medicaid expansion debate

    Headline of today’s N&O lead editorial: We invited the NC governor and Senate leader to debate Medicaid expansion. One side said no. Above that headline is a picture of Sen. Phil Berger, which would lead you to believe—am I wrong here?—that Berger was the ‘side that said no.’ To…
    Sam Hieb, July 30, 2019
  • Friday afternoon ‘man bites dog’ headline

    Via the Boston Globe: Craft beer’s diversity problem: Too many white male hipsters Gee, I had never noticed.
    Sam Hieb, July 26, 2019
  • Observer advises Charlotte not to pull out of RNC

    In yesterday’s lead editorial, the Charlotte Observer–more or less—advises the Queen City not to even try to pull out of host duties for the Republican National Convention, even in the wake of President Trump’s controversial tweets and comments: First, Republicans would very likely and very quickly sue. They would…
    Sam Hieb, July 25, 2019
  • Trump, the RNC and Charlotte

    At last night’s meeting, the Charlotte City Council passed a resolution “to ‘strongly condemn,’ among other things, President Donald Trump’s recent call for four congresswomen to leave the United States and supporters’ recent ‘Send Her Back’ chant during a rally in North Carolina.” No surprise there. Of course, there…
    Sam Hieb, July 23, 2019
  • Another Republican enters N.C. gubernatorial race

    Associated Press reports state Rep. Holly Grange, R-Wilmington, has announced she will run for governor, providing a challenger to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the GOP primary: Grange has served in the legislature since 2016. Her video touched on themes designed to connect with the state party’s conservative base,…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2019
  • NYT profiles Winston-Salem

    Under the headline: Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities ..the New York Times parachutes into Winston-Salem to ponder that question: Winston-Salem has been overshadowed within North Carolina by the Raleigh-Durham area, an early success in building a research-driven economy, and Charlotte, a financial hub. The…
    Sam Hieb, July 18, 2019
  • Will Charlotte ban single family residential zoning?

    I was listening to NPR’s Marketplace piece probing bans on single family residential zoning in Minneapolis and the entire state of Oregon and a familiar name came up not once, but twice—Charlotte. Turns out Charlotte was part of a big NYT story on cities who are beginning to…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2019