Jim Jenkins

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.

Jim Jenkins

Remembering a giant named Jackie

Ken Burns’ public television documentary on Jackie Robinson is running this week. Robinson broke major league baseball’s “color line.” But Robinson’s battles are in many ways still being fought.

Videos

Hurricanes win in overtime

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner says the Canes needed a victory at home after three road losses and facing another road trip. Carolina topped Tampa Bay 1-0 in overtime Sunday at PNC Arena.
Chip Alexander calexander@newsobserver.com
Hurricanes win in overtime 1:57

Hurricanes win in overtime

Hurricanes' Phil Di Giuseppe on his game winner 1:27

Hurricanes' Phil Di Giuseppe on his game winner

Durham recount set to finish by Monday deadline 1:27

Durham recount set to finish by Monday deadline

Roy Williams talks about Kenny Williams, Joel Berry following home win 3:11

Roy Williams talks about Kenny Williams, Joel Berry following home win