<![CDATA[Mark Washburn News Columns & Blogs |]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/ en-us Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:41:23 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:41:23 EST Mark Washburn 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) 'I think I'll just buzz up to Lake Norman on I-77' and other things we never say in Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article213601169.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:50:42 EDT

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Charlotte's got a lot, but it needs a new slogan http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article207419239.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:11:26 EDT

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What’s obvious about litter bikes, Rae Carruth and where a new Charlotte stadium should go http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article203178009.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:02:09 EST

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Wake up, Charlotte: If you want to keep the Panthers, you need to pony up for a new NFL stadium http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article192927389.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:49:52 EST

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Do us a favor: Don’t vote http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article183881651.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:18:26 EST By Mark Washburn - Contributing Editor, Observer editorial board

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Lake Norman’s phantom train teases believers http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article178767191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EDT

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You may not be safe from Lake Norman’s curse http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article173896981.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:09:28 EDT

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Your furriest mistake can be your greatest blessing http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article139107628.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:17 EDT

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Charlotte’s circus of horror and the mad elephant Chief http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article127779374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:39 EST

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Managing Millennials with a pitch fork will get you fired http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article124973759.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:12:45 EST

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20 things you won’t hear said in Charlotte in 2017 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article123815954.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:15:42 EST

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Thoughts on Keith Scott shooting, the protests and what’s left unsaid http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article118517238.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:17:50 EST

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Eleven nice words to describe the reign of Gov. McCrory http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article114230113.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:08:08 EST

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In a pretend world, HB2 is no big thing http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article112603748.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:39:06 EDT

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You can skip the voting and the guilt trip http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article111121132.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:11:50 EDT

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20 things to expect when I’m emperor http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article109703982.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:06:58 EDT

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Charleston’s greatest hits: A city long bruised by punches from the sea http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article106630722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:29:30 EDT

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With eerie calm, Charleston hunkers down in face of historic storm http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article106537747.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:55:01 EDT

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What drives Charlotte airport’s zeal toward gouging locals? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article100889877.html#storylink=rss Long-term parking rates just jumped 40 percent. And under CLT’s cozy deal with American, the airline gets a cut.

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Fire or ice? No, humanity’s doom is sealed by small screen http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article99567482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:00:48 EDT

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When you get caught, just blame it on Rio http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article96743032.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:27:44 EDT

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Trump’s new handlers unleash an un-Donald and it needs work http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article96576792.html#storylink=rss What they unleashed was the un-Frankenstein, necessary as New Coke and consumer friendly as Google Glass.

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Old ghosts, new whiskey are the future for abandoned prison http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article95264787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:25:52 EDT

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William Covington dies, pioneer black Charlotte police officer and ‘Superman’ to kids http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article94926562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:09:59 EDT

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Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article93949897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:34:03 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article93949897.html Searching for our invisible undecideds http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article92670437.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:04:15 EDT

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Night of Trump: A gladiator swings at nitwits who made us ‘the stupid people’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article91845562.html#storylink=rss In Winston-Salem, the Republican nominee starts the final stretch by even saying something nice about CNN.

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How to put best face on this NBA mess http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article91355952.html#storylink=rss We’ll need a focus group to test some witty comebacks

We want to maintain an elegant demeanor. Let’s start with insults

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Have the Brown Mountain Lights finally flickered out? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article88478432.html#storylink=rss Research cameras are coming up blank

Brown Mountain Lights part of state lore

Even flood of 1916 couldn’t dim them

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