Commentaries Archive


The Mall is for All (Who Behave)

Posted April 17, 2018 By Triad Today
Shoppers at a mall during holidays

Last month one of my Triad Today guests talked about Ridge Care’s wonderful “Hearts and Soles” program, which encourages senior citizens to walk around Hanes Mall in the mornings. The program promotes wellness and social interaction. That same weekend, about a hundred junior citizens were walking around Hanes Mall, but for a different purpose. The […]


Steven Bochco: TV Innovator

Posted April 10, 2018 By Triad Today
TV producer Steven Bochco

Legendary television producer Steven Bochco had a wry sense of humor, so when I first heard that he passed away on April Fool’s Day, I held out hope that he had perpetrated a hoax on us. He hadn’t. Steven, who won countless awards and accolades across a career that lasted for half a century, finally […]


Adultery is Illegal…Sort of

Posted April 3, 2018 By Triad Today
Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton and Trump

Adultery has been in the news a lot lately, thanks largely to full disclosures by a porn star and a former Playboy bunny who claim that they both had sex with Donald Trump (not at the same time, of course). And while Mr. Trump’s extra marital dalliances may be big news on CNN, there’s nothing […]


Gilligan’s “Mary Ann” to Visit Triad

Posted March 27, 2018 By Triad Today
Actress Dawn Wells

Fifty-four years ago, Mary Ann Summers and six other shipmates set out for a three-hour tour that left them stranded on an uncharted desert island. Today, Mary Ann’s alter ego, Dawn Wells, is setting out for a different kind of tour that will take her all over the world. This time, her first port of […]


Burr Should Deliver Papers Elsewhere

Posted March 20, 2018 By Triad Today
Senator Richard Burr

Last Monday a special ceremony was held in which Senator Richard Burr announced that he was donating all of his official papers to his alma mater, Wake Forest University. During his presentation, Burr said the collection is for, “all who are passionate to lead.” I hope that’s the case, but the sad irony is that […]


Woody Durham Signs Off

Posted March 13, 2018 By Triad Today
Woody Durham, 1941-2018, Voice of the Tar Heels

In sports, statistics matter, and Woody Durham had them in spades: 14 years as sports director for WFMY-TV in Greensboro; 40 years as the radio voice of the Carolina Tar Heels; play-by-play man for 1,800 football and basketball games, including 23 bowl games; announcer for 4 national basketball championships, and 13 Final Fours. But there’s […]


See Spot Run, See Trump Read

Posted March 6, 2018 By Triad Today
President Donald Trump with a crazy look

Last May I wrote about a study released by the healthcare website STAT, in which they determined that Donald Trump’s language and cognitive abilities are at 3rd and 4th grade levels. At that time, and even prior, I had noticed that the President struggled when trying to read aloud, almost like a child trying to […]


Transgender ‘Bullies’ Extort $800,000

Posted February 27, 2018 By Triad Today
Transgender symbol

Last month we weathered through some arctic temperatures, but for those of us taxpayers with an ounce of common sense, last month is also when hell froze over. That’s when a school district in Wisconsin was coerced into writing a former student a check for $800,000. Had the student been raped or assaulted on school […]


Congress to Blame for Another Massacre

Posted February 20, 2018 By Triad Today
Testimony during an Illinois hearing on assault weapons

We’ve heard it all too many times before. A mentally disturbed loner buys an assault rifle, opens fire in a school, church, or nightclub, and kills dozens of people. The media interviews neighbors, fellow students or co-workers who suddenly recall incidents of sick, dangerous things the shooter did which they didn’t report. The FBI, local […]


Can We Have 0% Unemployment?

Posted February 13, 2018 By Triad Today
Unemployment statistics on a chart

In a newspaper ad, the Republican National Committee promised prosperity, and hinted at full employment if their candidate was elected. Their promise was, “a chicken in every pot, and a car in every garage.” But that ad wasn’t placed recently. It ran during the 1928 presidential campaign of Herbert Hoover. Hoover went on to win […]

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