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July 21, 2018

As a young boy I would sometimes walk out of my Greenville home and smell rotten eggs. My mother explained this smell came from the paper mill in Plymouth, some 40 air miles away.

The same could be said about smells near Canton, Roanoke Rapids or around the pulp mill in New Bern. Other smells like…


Trump pushing Europe into Asia's embrace

July 20, 2018

With friends like these, it's wise to look around for some new ones.

Donald Trump has called the EU a "foe" and advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to sue the rest of the bloc over Brexit. The U.S. president has already levied tariffs on European steel, and is threatening to do the same on…


Kowtowing only strengthens 'Vladimir the Great'

July 20, 2018

President Trump is succeeding wildly in one clear, if unannounced, objective: to Make Russia Great Again.

Trump's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went a long way toward achieving Putin's most cherished goal, which is to return his vast and complicated nation to the exalted…


Now, even guns for toddlers seems mundane

July 20, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen has fooled a lot of public officials during roughly two decades of TV and movie work playing a variety of characters who coax outrageous and embarrassing statements out of people like Newt Gingrinch, Ralph Nader, Ron Paul and then-host of “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump.…