Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Re: Christianity Today’s anti-Trump editorial

    I was amazed at the reaction generated by Christianity Today’s editorial calling for President Trump’s removal from office–either by trial in the Senate or by voters in the 2020 election: In our founding documents, Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a…
    Sam Hieb, December 23, 2019
  • GOP convention will put Charlotte ‘in the history books’

    …If only as a footnote—McClatchy is is excited over the fact that President Trump will be the first impeached president nominated for a second term–and that will happen in Charlotte next summer. Of course, that depends–technically—on Trump surviving the Senate trial. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told…
    Sam Hieb, December 19, 2019
  • Bloomberg opens NC office….

    …In–where else—Charlotte: Pledging to stay in “for the long haul,” Democrat Michael Bloomberg opened the first state headquarters of his presidential campaign Sunday in Charlotte. Bloomberg’s appearance underscored his strategy of bypassing the early contest states such as Iowa and New Hampshire in favor of states like North Carolina…
    Sam Hieb, December 16, 2019
  • Charlotte will pay $110 million to support MLS franchise

    Charlotte Observer reports the Queen City is prepared to set aside $110 million in hospitality funds in support of Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s bid to secure a Major League Soccer franchise. And while nothing is official, all indications are MLS will announce next Tuesday that Charlotte will be…
    Sam Hieb, December 12, 2019
  • Greensboro doubling down on housing bond?

    Rhino Times reports the Greensboro city council is pondering another housing bond, a mere four years after voters passed a $25 million bond. The idea was floated by none other than council member Michelle Kennedy. Homelessness is Kennedy’s number one issue: Kennedy talked about how that housing bond passed…
    Sam Hieb, December 9, 2019
  • Charlotte council struggling to find money for Tepper’s stadium expansion

    Obviously the big sports news in Charlotte right now is the (abrupt?) firing of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera. That will pass—coaches come and go–but underneath that big headline is another very interesting headline–the Charlotte City is telling Panthers owner Davis Tepper they don’t have the money for his…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2019
  • Tillis challenger drops out of Senate GOP primary

    Somewhat surprising news that retired Raleigh businessman Garland Tucker is dropping his challenge to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in the upcoming Republican primary. “I cannot continue to fund the campaign personally at the level of the past 7 months; donor contributions during the impeachment process have been insufficient…
    Sam Hieb, December 3, 2019
  • Re: Capital spending on transit

    Antiplanner has a lengthy post answering this crucial question: Does transit capital spending boost ridership? Lots of statistics and graphs, but here’s the bottom line: The amount of money transit agencies spend on capital improvements has almost no effect on ridership or regional growth. If anything, regions that spend…
    Sam Hieb, November 26, 2019