Benji Schwartz

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Columnist Benji Schwartz

Column: Politics isn’t like real estate

I’ll always remember one of my first poli sci classes at UNC when the professor asked us to define politics. Someone raised their hand and said in Latin “poli” means many and “ticks” are small bloodsucking termites. 



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Chief Billy Smithwick stands in front of the fire station's first fire engine from 1939.

Chief Billy Smithwick stands in front of the fire station's first fire engine from 1939.


'Watchman' an updated look at a child's view of heroism

For this week's Paigeturner Tuesday, Assistant State and National Editor Benji Schwartz gives Harper Lee's controversial "Go Set a Watchman" four stars, praising the book as a nuanced view of race and idolization. 


Politicians in the news for August 18, 2015

While school was out over the summer, Congress was in, and N.C. politicians didn’t disappoint. Reps. David Price, D-N.C. jc, and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., all made their way into the news.