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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  



Answered Prayers PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:13

Barlow Herget is thankful that some of the more odious bills in the state legislature did not make it through the crossover cutoff.  But he advises voters to keep praying.

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Lost Generation PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:16

Barlow Herget reflects on his father's generation and its members' attitude toward working for a common goal compared to the bitterly divided and anti-government  groups today.

 

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The Tax Man Cometh PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:51

Barlow Herget looks at several of the unfinished new tax reform bills and sees old results. The poor get poorer and the rich get richer.

 

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Syria: Not Our War PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 16:21

Barlow Herget says President Obama should turn a deaf ear to those who are calling for intervention in Syrian civil war.

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Not Done With Gun Control PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:50

Barlow Herget, while not surprised by the filibustered outcome on the modest gun control bill, he thinks this time it's going to be different as proponents raise their outrage at doing nothing.

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LOL Legislature...but it's not funny PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:00

The North Carolina General Assembly continues to draw laughs over outlandish legislation such as repeal of renewable energy incentives, but Barlow Herget says it's not funny when you consider the consequences.  Governor McCrory needs to show some leadership and stem the damage.

 

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The Other 'Branding' Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Thursday, 11 April 2013 06:21

Barlow Herget says the North Carolina legislature already is creating a "brand" for the state, and it's not what Governor McCrory has in mind if he wants to attract smart people and good jobs to North Carolina.
 

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