Today wrapped up my short stint as a columnist for the Chapel Hill News. I'm not sure if I was let go because of budget reasons, politics, or because people just didn't like what I had to say. The truth is, I have been sharply critical of the company that owns the News (McClatchy), which also happens to own the News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer. Frankly, I would have fired me too. In any case, here's my last hurrah.