<![CDATA[John Drescher News Columns & Blogs |]]> http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/ en-us Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:06:45 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:06:45 EST John Drescher 60 efrederick@newsobserver.com (Eric Frederick) Here’s how you can help during this holiday season http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article188567034.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:26:37 EST

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How UNC changed its story — and lost its voice on college sports http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article179919136.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:11:51 EDT

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It’s time for UNC President Margaret Spellings to lead http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article171504497.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:23:25 EDT

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This former inmate hated white people. Then two white men prayed for him. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article168356592.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:31:45 EDT

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He was an angry young man with a big mouth. In prison, he found a different path. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article168372792.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:47:52 EDT http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article168372792.html On the new N&O menu: Less spinach, more reader-focused coverage http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article165991707.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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Starting this week, The N&O adapts to you http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article165916162.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:34:46 EDT http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article165916162.html In Trump’s hillbilly country, hard times and a defeatist culture http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article162851588.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:03:53 EDT

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'Hard Times' http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article162854078.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:19:34 EDT http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article162854078.html My 10 favorite books of the last 10 years http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article157014469.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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N&O community papers to change http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article154090344.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:35:28 EDT

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Here are Raleigh’s 10 toughest hills for bike riders http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article153595379.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 14:42:50 EDT

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How my mom’s furniture helped give a family a new life in America http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article150147682.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 11:15:26 EDT

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This professor knew the language – and could zing you with it http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article148604619.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 12:52:05 EDT

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Terry Sanford would have welcomed Pat McCrory to Duke University http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article141656604.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:04:54 EDT

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How investigative reporting creates huge public benefits http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article139096708.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:13:18 EDT

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These journalists stayed on the story, even when it wasn’t popular http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article136200428.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:40:06 EST

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This tough, defiant Pennsylvania town smelts football players http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article130595019.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:11:42 EST

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Our coverage changes as readers’ habits change http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article127719009.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:28:36 EST

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Readers speak about health care for elderly parents http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article123675584.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:14:55 EST

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Three things I learned taking care of my elderly parents http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article121309003.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:14:58 EST

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The whole world is the locker room — Drescher http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article116975348.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:32:11 EST

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Farewell to a good shepherd – Drescher http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article114214063.html#storylink=rss  

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Lessons from a book and a trial: The N&O will keep digging http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article111147937.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:28:37 EDT

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Community leaders salute News and Observer publisher http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article82849072.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:16:13 EDT http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article82849072.html N&O publisher Quarles quiet but effective http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article81672127.html#storylink=rss Retiring publisher is involved in numerous charitable and civic endeavors

Quarles led The N&O’s transformation into a digital media company

“It was a good day when Orage Quarles came to town”

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UNC’s lawyer-up strategy might be working http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article77435637.html#storylink=rss Carolina has spent millions of dollars and worked aggressively to manage its risk

The university has chosen its words carefully in describing the bogus, no-show classes

A crisis strategy driven by lawyers and consultants has benefits and costs

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In Harnett, a jail death and a cover up http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article76104022.html#storylink=rss Then-Sheriff Larry Rollins spoke inaccurately to the public about the death

A detective’s incident report might be the biggest whitewash ever

Video shows that the inmate was not resisting when he was shot with a Taser

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Who are the five most powerful people in the world? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article73351472.html#storylink=rss Power comes in different forms — military strength, technological advancement, economic might

William Burke-White, professor of international law, will lead a discussion in Raleigh next weekend

One Day University is for adults who want to go back to college for a day (without taking exams)

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An Easter greeting from North Carolina to Haiti http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/john-drescher/article68286052.html#storylink=rss A steady stream of North Carolinians visits Haiti to do charitable or mission work.

Haitians are energetic and entrepreneurial but poverty pervades.

“You want to fix it,” says one regular visitor. “You have to learn to live in that place of helplessness.”

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