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Barlow's Beat

Barlow Herget is a commentator and host on SGR Today. 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. Have something to say to Barlow? Contact him by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



Guest Bob Phillips says public financing for judicial elections cut in Republican budget PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:04

Common Cause North Carolina Executive Director Bob Phillips tells host Barlow Herget that the state's successful and copied public finance system for appellate court judicial candidates will be killed in Republican budget bill.

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Egypt must solve its own problems PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:50

Barlow Herget find that Egypt's President Morsi and his conservative Muslim Brotherhood party brought on their own demise through anti-democratic, dictatorial actions.  Because of their religious radicalism, they are risking civil war.

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Holshouser vs. current GOP PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Former Governor Jim Holshouser, first Republican governor in 20th Century, built consensus and used personal persuasion to compile a record of achievement.  He will be remembered as a man of good will ill compared to the toxic partisans in his party today.

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The state of less PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

Barlow Herget looks at the state Republican tax changes that will cut  income taxes, expand sales taxes to more businesses, and basically leave North Carolina with less revenue.  Less for schools, less for universities, less for medical care.  But bigger tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Who called? PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:22

Barlow Herget receives a startling, mysterious cell phone call and sees the call as part of the the rise of technology and government eavesdropping.  He finds the combination unwelcome markers for American's free press and right to privacy.

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Get ready PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Thursday, 06 June 2013 16:59
Barlow Herget reports that the campaign ads to frighten voters over the Affordable Health Care Act's (Obamacare) next implementation phase in 2014 already are on the airwaves.  He says the Republican and anti-Obama groups are expected to spend millions to try to stir up the same kind of frenzy against the Act in the 2014 Election that was successful for the GOP in 2010.
 

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Prince Pat PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:45

Governor McCrory is overreaching when he pulled off a power-grab surprise to dismantle the Attorney General's office, says Barlow Herget.   Moving the SBI to work for the governor rather than the AG is another bad idea.

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