Jim Jenkins

Jim Jenkins

Trying to hang on while riding the Trumpcoaster

Presidents do not hear criticism, especially when they are silver-spooners who grew up shielded by limos and fathers’ fortunes and bodyguards, and never hit a skid that wasn’t greased. It is a common problem, has been in all White Houses: The aura of the presidency is a shield, and not necessarily a healthy one. Former presidents have complained about it, about the difficulty of getting people – even those closest – to tell the commander-in-chief what they really think.

Jim Jenkins

Memorial Day brings names in stone – and in memory

Every year on Memorial Day, the little pilgrimages are made – by thousands, probably tens of thousands, perhaps more. They are the survivors, the ones who live to mark the sacrifices of fathers, mothers, grandfathers and the greats and great-greats. The ones who died in uniform – America’s uniform, or yes, in some cases, the Confederacy’s or the Union’s uniform.

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NC principals may retire to avoid pay cuts

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UNC recruit Jordyn Adams talks about his first football game in NC

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UNC's Roy Williams on visiting White House: 'Let me think on it'

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Should Selma Middle School stay in local hands?

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Nick Brassington and Michael Burns talk Cardinal Gibbons' Wake County Cup title

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Trump says any NFL player who sits during anthem is 'son of a bitch' and should be fired

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Duke center Austin Davis talks about the Blue Devils' big win over the UNC Tar Heels and the Victory Bell that will stay in the possession of Duke.
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Duke's Austin Davis: 'I'm going to be able to ring that bell any morning I want.' 1:09

Duke's Austin Davis: 'I'm going to be able to ring that bell any morning I want.'

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Fedora after Duke loss: 'It wasn't a lack of effort'

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Tough loss for the Tar Heels

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NC State's Chubb on the spit: 'It wasn't intentional at all'