Jim Jenkins

Jim Jenkins

Obama never feared challenges

Many thought they’d never see it in their lifetimes. But on that night in Chicago, a little more than eight years ago, there stood an African-American man who had just been elected president of the United States. People in that audience were weeping, and so were millions of Americans at home, amazed and stunned and thrilled and hopeful. President George W. Bush, who had been pretty strongly attacked by Democrat Barack Obama as a candidate, would on that night and thereafter show the class and grace that presidents are supposed to show one another — and he noted more than once the profound historic significance of Obama’s victory.

Jim Jenkins

On the front lines at Christmas

Now my Grandfather, a conservative Baptist minister in the North Carolina foothills, knew and liked to tell the story of the Salvation Army: Preacher William Booth and his wife, Catherine, started soul saving in England, a street preacher outside the more formal methods of traditional churches, taking The Word to the people and all. But he was a man with a gift of powerful tonsils and a righteous spirit, yes he was.

Jim Jenkins

Trump needs to quit as Tweeter-in-Chief

I know it’s hard to give orders to a billionaire, or even someone who’s close (or maybe not close) to being a billionaire, but Trump’s people need to get him a facsimile cell phone to play with and hide the real one in some couch cushions in FBI headquarters at Trump Tower.

Jim Jenkins

Where did the FDR Democrats go?

My late grandmother was one of the most generous, compassionate people who ever drew breath. She lived up in the foothills of North Carolina, in Rutherford and Cleveland County. God’s Country, we called it. And still do. In the depths of the Great Depression, she would see entire families walking down West Warren Street in Shelby and invite them in for dinner.

Jim Jenkins

Lessons from a friend’s hard but noble life

Amid the tumult of a presidential election year, the assaults on our senses and our patience are unceasing, coming from all sides, really, and from people who presume to want to inspire us and to lead us. But their appeals are not to our better angels, instead to our fears and our prejudices and our darker instincts. It is frustrating; it’s even depressing sometimes.

Jim Jenkins

A first lady’s powerful story

She has been the most charismatic first lady of our time. Michelle Obama possesses a presence that commands attention, a warmth, an ease with people, a sincere compassion. Even the Republicans who have made repeated mean-spirited (and that’s putting it mildly) comments in public and private about her husband, the president of the United States, do not speak ill of Mrs. Obama.

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George H.W. Bush honored with Presidential Medal Of Freedom (2010)

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, spoke about receiving the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. During his political career, he was Ronald Reagan's Vice President, Director of Central Intelligence, Chief of the U.S. Liaison's Office to the People's Republic of China, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and a Member of the House of Representatives from the 7th District of Texas. He also served in the Navy during World War II.
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George H.W. Bush honored with Presidential Medal Of Freedom (2010) 1:19

George H.W. Bush honored with Presidential Medal Of Freedom (2010)

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