NC SPIN Posts by D. G. Martin

Liberal arts: the payoff

Can the experience of world-renowned musician and North Carolina native Joseph Robinson contribute to North Carolina’s on-going dialogue about the purpose and value of higher education? You be the...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   May 31, 2018

Justice Ginsburg in Durham

I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told me the other day in Durham. The 85-year-old...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   April 12, 2018

Done with one-and-dones

This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death. And, even when we acknowledge what is happening, we blame the wrong...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   March 16, 2018

Let's have a parade

I love a parade. So maybe I should be supportive of President Trump's suggestion for a big military parade sometime later this year. The president's idea has not gotten universal approval. Some argue...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   February 16, 2018

Are we really interested in character?

Can Democrats tar President Donald Trump and other Republicans for their support of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore? Will they pay a penalty for endorsing a man who was credibly accused of improper...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   December 29, 2017

Bad ideas for the UNC system

What is the worst idea floating around about the UNC system these days? Jesse White, who headed up the Southern Growth Policies Board and also served adjunct professor of government and city and...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   November 9, 2017

Any home for the political middle?

The bottom has fallen out of the Republican Party.” So wrote Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram columnist Cynthia Allen last week. “Well,” she continued, “not the bottom exactly. More like the...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   November 3, 2017