Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once? - Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for “exchanges of fire.” Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 12/10 to 12/17 - NORTH CAROLINA: Protests and Rallies Mark Winter Commencement in Chapel Hill CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As more than 2,000 UNC students turned their tassels at Sunday afternoon’s commencement ceremony, student protesters and supporters of Silent Sam once again clashed in McCorkle Place. The University granted permission for Silent Sam supporters to gather for a group […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Opioid Epidemic Started in Civil War - We have grown numb hearing the dry statistics of opioid-induced fatal drug overdoses. Sadly, we’ve now reached a point where media outlets reporting on the epidemic compare the number of annual deaths to vehicle accidents and gun violence to provide context. It’s been said the only thing new is the history you don’t know. Most […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Bush Funeral Raises Question: Who Will Speak for Trump? - WASHINGTON — Who will speak for President Donald Trump at his state funeral, far in the future though it should be? That must be what the 45th president was thinking as he sat in the front pew at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Bush was eulogized by a man of words, a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 12/3 to 12/10 - NORTH CAROLINA: Group Flies Confederate Flag to Honor Civil War Dead BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Sons of Confederate Veterans have placed a 20-by-30-foot Confederate flag along Interstate 40 in eastern Burke County. The group is flying the flag because it believes UNC is trying to hide the toppled Confederate statue, Silent Sam, by placing it […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...