2:13 am, May 25, 2015

Barlow Herget Commentary

Barlow Herget is a commentator and host on State Government Radio at Curtis Media. He has been a commentator on UNC public radio and an instructor in continuing education at Duke University. Herget was a Nieman Fellow ('70) at Harvard University, has worked for the Daily Press of Paragould, Ark., the Detroit Free Press, and the News & Observer of Raleigh. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and numerous other publications. Contact him by email.


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Bad medicine

Do you know where the drugs in your medicine cabinet are coming from? Commentator Barlow Herget set out on a mission to find out.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 01:07pm EDT

Getting the Limbaugh record straighter

Commentator Barlow Herget says he has been puzzled by the reporting on the Rush Limbaugh attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University student.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 12:54pm EDT

Why the simple solution won't work with the budget

Complicated issues, like the economy, are more like algebra, says commentator Barlow Herget.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 03:00pm EDT

Where's the WPA when we need it?

Commentator Barlow Herget says we should look to history for lessons on the current economic situation.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 04:59pm EDT

Practical answers lacking on debt, war issues

Commentator Barlow Herget says America needs to stop messing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and focus on job creation at home.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:31pm EDT

Bailed out and unpunished

It's only nine and a half months from the New Hampshire Primary, Feb. 14. So, join me in my own demand for Mr. Obama and his Republican challengers: Prosecute a Wall Street banker.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 04:53pm EDT

Osama bin Laden meets justice

His death was justice delayed, but justice in the end.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:49pm EDT

The war that's still with us

I, as a white Southerner, still see ghosts, dragging the chains of segregation and the secret thoughts of racial inferiority.

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 10:56am EDT

Please, no 'shut 'er down' here

There's a lesson in the budget for the forthcoming battle over lifting the debt ceiling.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 01:32pm EDT

Japanese lessons

On of the lessons we can learn is the ongoing nightmare of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can be instructive.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 11:28am EDT

Another option to balance budget

The option that dare not speak its name.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:32pm EDT

Been there, done that

The charter schools movement as a new backdoor to the old idea of segregated academies.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 01:04pm EST

Shame on Boehner

The ignorance is not diminishing.

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 10:34am EST

Watch out for Egyptian radicals

History is filled with well-intentioned revolutions that have ended with despots and tyrants worse than those they replaced.

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 10:23am EST

Another look at gun control laws

Barlow says the Tucson shootings just might be the impetus needed to re-examine gun laws.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:26pm EST

Divided we stand

Why the country should find a middle ground to meet in.

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 11:48am EST

Wikileaks misses mark on transparency

"Open" isn't always "better."

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 11:02am EST

Tax cut renewal tests Obama, Democratic majority

President Obama returned from a rough trade trip overseas to the hollers and hoots of Republicans who clobbered Mr. Obama's party in the Nov. 2 election.

Monday - 11/29/2010, 06:39am EST

Against common sense and economic success

Barlow explains the Burr under his saddle.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 12:04pm EDT

Party of one

Can Republicans afford to keep alienating one ethnic and religious group after another?

Monday - 10/04/2010, 04:04pm EDT
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