Deep in your heart, although you may not want to admit it out loud, don’t you already miss the slender, athletic, quiet and thoughtful Barack Obama who made some mistakes, did some significant things, but never embarrassed America in the eyes of the world?
North Carolina is a state that holds special meaning for me. I met and married my fabulous wife, Josephine, there 56 years ago. We have a house in the mountain-west third of the state, and my career and the civil rights movement began there simultaneously.
This is a commentary I never expected to write, but for the first time in American history, a demagogue has been elected president of the United States. Donald Trump is a vulgar braggart, unfit by experience, character and temperament for the office.