No better time than an election year to put our best foot forward.
By Catherine McCall
Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Catherine's commentary.]
In times past I?ve been as cynical as the next person, especially when it comes to national politics. Quick to criticize and slow to listen, I have thrown my share of gasoline into the political fire. I?ve done my share of disrupting otherwise delightful family dinners.
Honor, courage and sacrifice; paying tribute to the bravery of American youth.
By Paul Wilkes
Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Paul's commentary.]
In the local section of the Wilmington Star-News, we?ve all seen the stories. Most of the time, we pass them over; they have gotten to be so sadly routine. The death of another Camp Lejeune Marine. Small stories, usually, with little more than a hometown, Marine unit, what part of Iraq or Afghanistan and the circumstances.