Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 824)

  • Beyond belief

    For a supposedly “friendly smackdown back to reality,” Ovittore gets personal with Guarino: One particular phrase that Mr. Guarino continually brings up that pisses me off beyond belief is the term “pro-abortion” instead of pro-choice. I don’t know anyone, Joe, anyone who is for the wholesale abortions you…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • A chance

    The Rhino’s Orson Scott Card makes the national scene with his take on the election: There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that’s the War on Terror. And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • News flash

    Rockingham County school board candidates say change is needed. Is it me, or is there a dearth of political news in local dailies this election eve? I’ve looked around, and the biggest news I’ve seen is Hoggard, after all was said and done,…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • $3 watch

    UNC professor Jonathan Morgan asks the question I pondered two weeks ago: What if the incentives for Polo.com don’t come through? High Point Becky Smothers has the answer: This deal depends on the incentives. It will all fall apart like a $3 watch if we don’t have the…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • Meeting of the minds

    In this morning’s N&R, Elon University professor David Noer confirms the Wray affair is a political issue: What we don’t need is a protracted search process. If Assistant Chief Bellamy continues to do a good job, why not end the agony and begin the healing? I doubt if we could…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Bizarro world

    Boyd blogs exactly what I was thinking as I read about N.Y. Times article the Iraqi Web archive: Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Life…and death?

    Returning from hiatus, Sam’s Notes posts photos of the grand old stadium that may or may not alter voters’ opinions on Tuesday.
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Air waves

    So what is it with political candidates and radio shows these days? On the heels of Roger Sharpe’s no-show at WSJS, Charles Taylor fails to show for a debate with Heath Shuler on Asheville radio station WWNC. Taylor, saying he couldn’t make the drive to Asheville because…
    Sam Hieb, November 4, 2006