CN+R Columns & Opinions

City of Brotherly Love strikes out on this one

The 2022 World Series is long over now, having been replaced in America’s collective mind by college football, the NFL and other interests. And to many folks and in many ways, especially to the …

The voters’ mandate

Before the mid-term election, most analysts predicted that voting would be driven again by “It’s the economy, stupid!” — a phrase used by Bill Clinton in his …

Reclaiming the Art of Feasting

A little over a month ago, I had the privilege of being part of a team which hosted a Pay-What-You-Can Community Feast in Pittsboro. It was truly a community …

Adversaries need not be enemies

Nearly a decade ago, former Canadian politician Michael Ignatieff argued in the New York Times that democracy can only thrive when its practitioners respect the difference between adversaries and …
Chatham Scene | Ben Rappaport

Gather ‘round children, it’s time to make a change

Put smart and engaged people in a room and good things are bound to happen. That was exactly the case at the Chatham Partnership for Children event I attended last Thursday.