President Obama and the power of God’s grace

Eugene Robinson: The theme of Obama’s eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston was “the power of God’s grace.” The killer at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church committed “an act that he imagined would incite fear and recrimination, violence and suspicion.” The president added, “Oh, but God works in mysterious ways.”


Free at last: The liberation of Barack Obama

William Chafe: Rarely, if ever, in American history has a president spoken more personally, emotionally or candidly than Barack Obama these past three weeks. Almost as though he had experienced a religious conversion, the president decided to be himself, to show who he was inside, to share his true character with the American people.


Resources wasted on NC death penalty

Gerald Galloway: Instead of relying on the threat of the death penalty to close cases, we should be devoting the resources necessary to make sure we find dangerous criminals quickly and put them behind bars for life, where they can no longer threaten our neighborhoods.

Blogs & Columns

Editor's Picks