• North Carolinians are going back to work. Is it safe?

    North Carolinians are going back to work. Is it safe?
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats and the Trump administration are in an intensifying dispute over workplace safety as businesses begin to re-open in North Carolina and across the country.

    Democrats and labor groups have pushed the federal government to set new emergency regulations specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But so far, in North Carolina, ...

NC’s already dire childhood hunger problem has gotten a lot worse

State and local officials have been forced to improvise in an effort to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry kids Even before the pandemic forced schools to close in mid-March, food insecurity was a big problem in North Carolina. The state ranks 10th in the U.S. in the percentage of people — 15.1% — who at some point in the year don't know where their next meal is coming from...

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The freedom for which they fought

Yesterday – the 75th Memorial Day since the end of World War II (and the first in more than century to take place during a global health pandemic) – seems like an apt point on the calendar to reflect for a moment on the question what it was that the Allies fought and died for in the battle against fascism. If you agree that the obvious answer to that question is “freedom,” then perhaps it also makes sense to take a few more minutes to reflect upon what it is that we mean by that word.

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