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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  



Legislature Shows Anti-urban Animus PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:12

Barlow Herget, a former Raleigh City Councilman, finds the current legislature hostile toward city growth and city systems and operations.  Such an attitude is hurting North Carolina's reputation. 

 

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Go Ahead, Point The Finger PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Sunday, 31 March 2013 14:11

Barlow Herget points the finger at Republicans in Congress for budget obstructionism and delay of congressional business such as judicial confirmations.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2013 14:12
 
Soft Headed PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:12

Barlow Herget says common sense should tell legislators that motorcycle helmets save lives, but he says the facts show help laws save lives, reduce medical costs and are supported by great majority of cyclists.   Why do the Republicans want to repeal NC's successful helmet law?

 

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Monster On The Ceiling PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:40

President Obama, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel should keep their eyes on North Korea's young dictator Kim.  Kim and the North Korean Army are growing more reckless in  a time of cascading uncertainties in both South Korea and China.

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Speak Up Or Pay Up PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:42

Barlow Herget says recent news stories document why medical costs keep going up and even with such blatant overpricing, nothing happens to curb the excesses.
 

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Vaulting Ambition PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:54

Why is the legislature adopting legislation that a majority of the public doesn't want?  Barlow Herget points to the recent bill to bring back high-interest, payday lending as the latest example of a growing hubris in the General Assembly.

 

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State of State meets reality PDF Print E-mail
Barlow's Beat
Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:05

Barlow Herget likes Governor McCrory's cheerful optimism, but finds the State of the State speech short on details and lacking on stimulation for economy.
 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:14
 
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