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September 30, 2016

"What Russia is sponsoring and doing" in the Syrian city of Aleppo "is barbarism,"U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Sunday. She's right: For days, Russian and Syrian planes have rained bombs — including white phosphorus, cluster munitions and "bunker-busters"…


Life sentence handed to all of Pitt County

September 29, 2016

The people of Pitt County and North Carolina cannot find full satisfaction with Monday’s jury verdict that found Willie Odell Whitehead guilty of three counts of murder. That’s because his sentence of three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole will not return Mokbel "Sam"…


King: A D.C. tour of slavery and the black struggle

September 29, 2016

Last weekend, Washington, D.C. was the place to be at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

There are, to be sure, other galleries with exhibitions, programs and collections that document African-American life, history and culture. But the…


Judicial activism tips its cards

September 28, 2016

We hear a lot about judicial activism these days, but we don't often see it. In most cases, judges on the appellate level hear arguments, interpret the law and issue a ruling. They do their job, deciding how the Constitution and law apply to situations our Founders couldn't possibly foresee.…