COLUMN


4/12/2018 7:34pm

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Op-ed: Affordable housing requires embracing development

The displacement of the Lakeview residents is a sobering reminder that we have not done enough to provide and protect affordable housing. But the County’s response is a model for practical and effective change.


4/9/2018 7:07pm

Column: Stand by controversial opinion writers

Controversial thinkers are the mainstay of historical moments. They look at the world and find it wanting in some way. But not only do they find it wanting, they strive against the status quo. Sometimes, these people are on the wrong side of history. Other times, they are not. Either way they promote discourse and deep thought and sometimes even action. 


4/8/2018 9:44pm

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Column: Cat for Chancellor: too cat, too UNC

In the past I have proposed that one of my cats, Ariel, be named to the Board of Governors.  An even more pressing issue has stemmed from that article; the other cat who torments me daily, Meta, is jealous of the undue attention paid to Ariel. After much consideration I have reached the conclusion that she should be named Chancellor of UNC. 


4/3/2018 8:19pm

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Column: Why do vermin get us squirmin'?

“It is a luxury to be able to be disgusted,” Herz says, citing the fact that if “you don’t have anything else to eat other than some who’s dead beside you,” you will quell your disgust in order to survive.  


3/27/2018 8:05pm

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Column: Thank you, President Trump

Russell Berman reported for The Atlantic that “President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was Donald Trump in the White House to get it done.” For many programs which Trump and his proposed budget suggested cutting, funding levels remained at or above the requested levels of Obama’s final budget proposal from 2016.  


3/25/2018 9:14pm

Lawyer Hugh Stevens presents the DTH's argument in court on Tuesday morning.

Column: Editorial review is for more than journalists

 It's tempting to sacrifice the editorial review process for efficiency and speed. It's easy to just retweet an article after a few paragraphs instead of making sure I understand every point. And I'm sure I'm not alone. But we, as journalists, cannot be lazy or allow competition to cause us to sacrifice our good judgements. 


3/22/2018 10:55pm

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Op-ed: DREAMers deserve a long-term legislative solution

Combining legal immigration cuts with protections for Dreamers is misguided – Dreamers need protection right now and should not be held hostage over a proposal that would drastically alter our immigration system and harm our economy. 


3/19/2018 7:24pm

Column: Help us pick a new leader

We appreciate the support we’ve received at the DTH, and I have personally enjoyed getting to know a lot of you. While I am sad to be leaving this position, I wanted to let you all know about two opportunities to help the DTH. 


3/18/2018 8:45pm

Ramishah Maruf

Column: 'It’s time for South Asian women to seize the narrative.'

We’re finally getting some South Asian representation, but besides Mindy Kaling, the most celebrated actors and comedians are all men. South Asian men have finally been granted a voice, but they’re not doing anything to elevate the status of their female counterparts in television and movies. Maybe it’s time for South Asian women to seize the narrative.