Commentaries Archive

Political correctness could lead to Trump 2.0

Posted July 20, 2021 By Triad Today
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Whether Democrats care to admit it or not, there is a very real danger that liberal policies and too much political correctness could land Donald Trump back in the White House in 2024, and perhaps put far-right Republicans back in power in next year’s midterm election. This warning comes from such Democratic notables as James […]

Chevy Chase Marks 50 Years on TV

Posted July 6, 2021 By Triad Today
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While it’s true that Chevy Chase became an international star because of his films, he was already a cultural icon in this country long before his face ever appeared on the big screen. That’s because of the pratfalls, news anchor parodies, and brilliant writing he contributed to Saturday Night Live, for which he won 3 […]

Wolfpack Lax on Vax

Posted June 29, 2021 By Triad Today
NC State baseball head coach Elliott Avent

One of my late father’s favorite sayings was, “That guy just don’t believe sh*t stinks.” It was a colorful way of describing someone who stupidly refuses to accept an obvious fact or situation. Were he alive today, Dad would be applying his smelly admonishment to anyone who denies that January 6 was an insurrection or […]

Budd, Manning to Appear on Triad Today

Posted June 22, 2021 By Triad Today
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In the 2018 mid-term elections, Greensboro attorney Kathy Manning, a Democrat, challenged incumbent Republican Ted Budd, who was seeking his second term in Congress. The two candidates first appeared together on Triad Today in October of that year, and their interaction was, at times, contentious. Budd went on to win re-election, and Manning won her […]

Remembering “The Love Boat’s” Gavin MacLeod

Posted June 15, 2021 By Triad Today
Actor Gavin MacLeod in his role as Captain Stubing on The Love Boat

In the early 1980’s when The Love Boat was navigating prime time waters, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show and McHale’s Navy were still in re-runs, an Entertainment Tonight poll named Gavin MacLeod the most recognizable man on TV. If they had taken a poll of the most likeable star, he would have topped that […]

Osaka Maybe Not the Best Role Model for Kids

Posted June 8, 2021 By Triad Today
Four-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka

In March of 1991, NBA superstar Charles Barkley and his Phoenix Suns were playing in New Jersey when a hometown fan shouted racist slurs at him. Sir Charles responded by spitting at the fan, but his aim was off, and the spittle hit a little girl. Afterward, the press hammered Barkley about not being a […]

Remembering Norman Lloyd: The Ultimate Pro

Posted June 1, 2021 By Triad Today
Actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd

In the 2007 documentary “Who is Norman Lloyd?” the late Karl MaldenĀ replied to the query as follows: “If you don’t know Norman Lloyd, you SHOULD know Norman Lloyd because Norman Lloyd is the history of our industry.” And what a history he had. In his twenties, Norman was directed on stage by Orson Welles. In […]

Segal Events Raising Money for Cancer

Posted May 25, 2021 By Triad Today
Philip Segal III

Philip Segal III was a hometown boy who made good. He was a graduate of Grimsley High School and N.C. State University. He was an avid sports fan with a particular love for ice hockey. Segal was also the founder of Havana Phil’s Cigar Company in Greensboro, where today, patrons can purchase and enjoy the […]

Keeping Kids Safe and Sober

Posted May 18, 2021 By Triad Today
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According to the CDC, the percentage of high school students who drink and drive has decreased by 54% since 1991. That’s the good news. The bad news is that one in ten teenagers still drinks and drives, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 2,500 of them die in alcohol related […]

Remembering Johnny Crawford

Posted May 11, 2021 By Triad Today
Actor Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain in the TV western series The Rifleman

Much has been said about the importance of adult role models, and the positive impact they can have on children. But for those of us little buckaroos who grew up in the 1950s, there was no finer role model than Johnny Crawford, himself just a kid when he starred as Mark McCain on the hit […]

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