Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 5)

  • Pray for President Trump—and read The New York Times

    In yesterday’s (unposted) Greensboro News & Record column, Jeff Paschal—pastor of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church who describes himself as “leaning toward the progressive side on most issues”— says we need to pray for President Trump–not because at heart he’s good man doing a good job but because–in Paschal’s opinion—he is…
    Sam Hieb, October 8, 2018
  • Rev. Barber cashes in

    Whoever said it doesn’t pay to lead weekly Moral Monday protests outside the General Assembly was dead wrong—the Rev. William Barber–longtime political activist and former head of state NAACP–has been awarded a $625,000 “Genius Grant” by the MacArthur Fellowship: “I’ve just been arrested in Chicago, and I’m waiting on…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2018
  • Snafu in Republican FEC complaint in 13th Congressional District race

    Veteran Greensboro News & Record reporter Taft Wireback covers the controversy (if you will) surrounding a supposed complaint to the Federal Election Commission by the state Republican Party against 13th District Congressional District candidate Kathy Manning, who is running against incumbent Rep. Ted Budd. Wireback is very thorough…
    Sam Hieb, October 4, 2018
  • Colbert’s children’s book about Trump’s N.C. visit

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder, we read the that the talk show host Stephen Colbert has written a children’s book based on President Trump’s visit to North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Colbert’s book is based around Trump’s attempt to add…
    Sam Hieb, October 3, 2018
  • GPD chief responds to ACLU lawsuit over Facebook ads

    Greensboro News & Record looks at memos written by Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott in reaction to the ACLU complaint that the department’s Facebook recruiting ads discriminated against women: “Any allegation that women were illegally excluded in the Facebook ad campaign is false,” Scott wrote in the Sept.
    Sam Hieb, October 1, 2018
  • 13th District Congressional race “biggest culture clash in the country”

    Greensboro News & Record passes along this Cook Political Report post counting the 13th Congressional District race between incumbent Rep. Ted Budd and challenger Kathy Manning “maybe the biggest culture clash in the country”: Budd is a gun store owner and first-term Freedom Caucus member who homeschools his…
    Sam Hieb, September 27, 2018
  • N&R editorial writer misses the point on Kavanaugh column

    In today’s column, you know where Greensboro News & Record editorial writer Steven Doyle is heading the second you begin reading. Doyle recounts his days as a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the University of Mississippi. Either Doyle belonged to the most-straight-laced fraternity in the history…
    Sam Hieb, September 26, 2018
  • Michelle Obama book tour not coming to N.C. So you can hold on to your wallet.

    Former first lady Michelle Obama’s junket to promote her book “Becoming” is not coming to North Carolina. Looks like the closest venue is the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. I’ll count this as a positive, because then I will not be tempted (not that I would anyway) to…
    Sam Hieb, September 24, 2018