Commentaries Archive


Trump and the Equal Time Rule

Posted April 21, 2020 By Triad Today
Donald Trump appearing on an old-fashioned TV set

If you put any credence in the Mueller report and its resulting prosecutions, then you know that Russians interfered with and influenced our 2016 elections. They did it largely by posting bogus news stories on social media in an effort to spread divisive misinformation. But you don’t have to be a foreign hacker to impact […]


R.I.P. Curly and Carl

Posted April 14, 2020 By Triad Today
A basketball

Dudley High School and Wake Forest University each lost a good friend recently, and their loss was felt throughout the Triad, and far beyond. Harlem Globetrotter legend Freddie “Curly” Neal passed away on March 26, at the age of 77, and legendary basketball coach Carl Tacy lost his battle with leukemia on April 2. He […]


Getting ‘Woke’ to Burr’s Greed

Posted April 7, 2020 By Triad Today
Senator Richard Burr

I may not be good at very many things, but I’ve always been pretty good with words, so it is particularly frustrating to me that I can’t find just the right word to describe Senator Richard Burr. “Congenial” comes to mind because that’s what he is whenever you meet him in person. “Humble” is another […]


TV Stations Still on the Job Despite Virus

Posted April 1, 2020 By Triad Today
Logos of WXII, WGHP and WFMY TV stations

The year was 1928 and Philo Farnsworth was in a celebratory mood as he and his wife Penn took a leisurely drive back home to Los Angeles from San Francisco, where he had just secured financial backing for his new invention. Though it would be another twenty years before the masses could appreciate Philo’s gift […]


In the Public Interest

Posted March 24, 2020 By Triad Today
ballot box

Not long ago I found myself needing to get in touch with the campaign director for a United States senator who was running for president. Rather than go through various state, local, and national party headquarters and spending 20 minutes on the phone being put on hold and transferred from one person to another, I […]


Coronavirus Cancellations Could Have Been Prevented

Posted March 17, 2020 By Triad Today
Donald Trump’s face on a coronavirus

Ronald Reagan used to say that the difference between a recession and a depression is that a recession is when your neighbor loses his job, and a depression is when you lose yours. That analogy also applies when a global health crisis occurs. Back in January when Americans first heard about the Coronavirus outbreak in […]


Glass Ceiling Still Unbreakable

Posted March 10, 2020 By Triad Today
Senator Elizabeth Warren

Last week, Yes! Weekly paid tribute to “Wonder Women of the Triad”, of which there are many. In fact, our area is not only replete with female leaders of various businesses and organizations, but we also have a pretty good track record of electing women to public office. Greensboro has a female mayor, and several […]


Wonder Women of Triad Today

Posted March 3, 2020 By Triad Today
Female super hero in a mask

As I noted in last year’s “Wonder Women of the Triad” edition, I owe everything to the first two women I ever met. The first was Dr. Mary Griffith. In the 1950’s, Dr. Griffith supervised medical students at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, and was one of the first women to be named to the medical […]


Montgomery Vying for Nomination in Sixth District

Posted February 25, 2020 By Triad Today
new North Carolina 6th congressional district with Democrat donkey

Throughout much of our history, Triad area residents have been represented by at least two Congressmen. But now, thanks to various court rulings and legislative maneuverings, Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem will all fall into the newly formed 6th District, as well as all of Guilford County and much of Forsyth. The new alignment favors […]


Manning Vying for Nomination in Sixth District

Posted February 18, 2020 By Triad Today
new North Carolina 6th congressional district with Democrat donkey

Throughout much of our history, Triad area residents have been represented by at least two Congressmen. But now, thanks to various court rulings and legislative maneuverings, Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem will all fall into the newly formed 6th District, as well as all of Guilford County and much of Forsyth. The new alignment favors […]

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