Best Local Columnist
Tonya Jameson, Charlotte Observer
Love her or hate her — and there are many in each camp — Jameson’s one of the few columnists around who really provokes people instead of telling them what they want to hear or offering wishy-washy pablum. Of course, that’s not hard when it comes to any mention of race or sexuality. No one in Charlotte seems to unhinge the crazy, homophobic racists like Jameson does on her blog, an online offering that’s much more compelling than the Paid to Party column found in the Observer’s E&T section.