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Excerpt from “Shape I’m In:The Camel City Dispatches” – That Cold, Black Cloud is Coming Down…

By Chad Nance The following is an abridged excerpt from the upcoming non-fiction book, “Shape I’m In:The Camel City Dispatches”.   “Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There’s far too many of you dying You know we’ve got to find a way To bring some lovin’ here […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown

3rd Shift… 2014 Mid-Term Elections Race Sheet… Part One

By Chad Nance   Editor’s Note: Gambling on politics is illegal in the United States of America. The following predictions are intended only as mild entertainment and not intended to be used to secure the funds to pay off terrorists who may be holding your grandmother hostage or buy yourself […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns
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A Very Special 3rd Shift… Phil Berger, Dan Forest & the Ghost of George Wallace

By Chad Nance   “It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Government Services
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3rd Shift New Poll Shows Hagan Remains in the Lead- Race Still Expensive, Vapid, Mean… & a Bore

By Chad Nance   “It’s one thing to be bored, or subjected to boredom. It’s another to be insulted. This is a pot of piss flung in the face. What does it take to get people disgusted these days?” ― Christopher Hitchens “Beneath those stars is a universe of gliding […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns

3rd Shift – Halcyon Days at HPU- Home of the Free and Land of the Dim

  By Chad Nance     “I had the misfortune to be nourished by the dreams and visions of great americans- the poets and seerers. Some other breed of man has won out. This world which is in the making fills me with dread…” – Henry Miller     Remember […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 8 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
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3rd Shift… Build ‘em Up Then Tear ‘em Down… Daryl Hunt & Public Destruction…

By Chad Nance   The question has been posed to me: Why aren’t you writing about the “Hunt Thing”? For the record, I have been writing about Daryl Hunt and the massive injustice that landed him in jail for a crime he did not commit. I’ve been writing about it […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 4 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Neighborhoods
3rd Shift- The Pepsi Challenge with Democracy – Time to Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out – Hagan Finds Some Daylight…

3rd Shift- The Pepsi Challenge with Democracy – Time to Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out – Hagan Finds Some Daylight…

By Chad Nance “I trust no one, not even myself.” – Joseph Stalin Things remain far too shaky to do any serious gambling on the 2014 mid-terms. Most of the races are sewn up with no real game left on the ground. There are twenty out of fifty state Senate […]

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3rd shift… Hope & Despair in the White House… Dancing the Waltz of the Doomed with President B

By Chad Nance “So it’s very sad. I mean, I’m glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.” – Dr. Cornel West “There are issues enough. What […]

3rd Shift – Art Pope’s Jihad Against Public Education & Educators

3rd Shift – Art Pope’s Jihad Against Public Education & Educators

By Chad Nance “The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.” – President Gerald Ford An American city burns after another unarmed young black man […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Education, Features

3rd Shift – Pat McCrory’s Immigrant Song goes over like a Lead Zeppelin

By Chad Nance Photos by Carissa Joines   “So now you’d better stop and rebuild all your ruins, For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.” – Robert Plant   I’m sitting out back  watching this squirrel spaz around a tree that sits just off […]