Things may seem bad what with the combined downers of the COVID-19 pandemic and political and social divisiveness in America right now. Yet history has a way of reminding us not to fret too much. We forget how close we were to atomic annihilation in 1961.
Whatever you want to call the violent assault in Washington on Jan. 6 – a mob action, a siege, a coup attempt, a riot, domestic terrorism, an insurrection – the fault clearly lies with the president. Donald Trump called for it, and when it happened – “an act of violent sedition aided and abe…
Many of us had delays this past Christmas season in receiving letters and packages. A warning banner on the US Post Service tracking website explains why, “Unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience.”
In the decades since the launch of the global environmental movement after the first Earth Day, more than 3 billion young people have graduated from high school having learned little or nothing about one of the greatest issues that will shape their lives and their livelihoods for decades to …
Food is always a big part of my family’s holiday tradition, whether it’s a holiday oyster roast or fresh fish caught from Bogue Sound.
I dreaded going in. I stopped just outside the entrance of the nursing home and wondered if I could actually enter.
Unbelievable when you think about it, how North Carolina maintained its segregated and discriminatory racial system for such a long time. The remnants of what is commonly called “Jim Crow” are still with us, a daily reminder of the horrors of the past.
For the second time in 20 years, the state-by-state winner-take-all method of awarding electoral votes has created avoidable uncertainty and chaos in a presidential election.