Melissa Rooney Blogging

Melissa Rooney Blogging

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." – Mahatma Gandhi

Posts filed under Politics

City of Durham Avoids Municipal Stormwater Responsibilities while Inhibiting Affordable and Sustainable Private Solutions

I have written this article to demonstrate the City of Durham’s irrational and uncooperative approach to drainage issues like the one I am dealing with at 613 Canal Street – note that this is a separate drainage issue from the flooding occurring at neighboring 611 Canal Street (the subject of my last Stormwater blog post)…. (read more)

WWIII: Whose Side Are We On?

Russian interference in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 elections has been confirmed, apparently motivated by Russia’s desire to invalidate American sanctions and human-rights protections. Despite denials of collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, a few weeks ago the Trump White House made clear that it would not impose Congress-mandated sanctions against Russia… (read more)

Water Problem solved on historically low-income Canal Street (Durham, NC) – For Now

On Friday, January 12, I received a text message from my next-door neighbor on Canal Street that read: “… Your property is beside my property the drainage on your property is causing flooding on my property the water is severe now and it’s costing me to have to rent a sump pump to get the… (read more)

Society Supports Sexual Harassment: Admission is First Step to Recovery

      A couple nights ago (December 4), during a Tribeca Institute 20th anniversary panel and screening of the 1997 film Wag the Dog,  Last Week Tonight host John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman had a heated discussion about the sexual harassment allegations against Hoffman. Here’s the story on NBC. I have to say, I empathize… (read more)