The Chapel Hill Herald: Editorial View All »

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

FBI malfeasance undercuts death penalty

The death penalty's flaws have been well-documented. But a new report from the Justice Department's Inspector General reveals some of the most troubling evidence yet, and provides a fresh reminder of why North Carolina and other states will forever be on shaky ground until they abolish it.



The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 07:53 AM

Letters to the Editor (ch) July 20

To all Caldwell supporters and the Caldwell campaign team, a heartfelt Thank You!



Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Spiffing up for others, enjoying it ourselves

Our neighbors were selling their car and promptly had it tuned up and detailed to fetch the best price.  As they drove the car home from the shop, they decided to keep driving it.  The engine purred, the chrome glistened, and the stains on the upholstery had vanished.  The curious presence of a “new car smell” solidified their decision.



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 07:39 AM

The essence of forgiveness

In Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables,” Jean Valjean spends 19 years of his early life in prison.  After his release from prison, he is befriended by a bishop, who invites him into his home.  During the night, Jean Valjean wakes up, steals silver plates from the bishop, and flees.  He is caught.  The police bring him back to the bishop.  



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

What would YOU do to avoid the dentist?

You know, there are few things in life that are guaranteed to cause my friends and family to collapse with what I like to call “laugh cramps” than when I injure myself. I don’t mean to suggest that they are not generally sympathetic and concerned, but ... well, yes, I guess I do; these people are cold, I’m telling you, stone cold, heartless human beings. 

 


Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Catie-G'ma's Bookclub

I’ve recently begun the Catie-G’ma Bookclub, an attempt to keep connected with my long-distance 2-year-old granddaughter.