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A 1960s population control organization rebranded in 2002. Now it’s recruiting UNC students.

Organization does good work to promote reproductive freedom, but it should disclose and disavow its troubling past and connections. Population Connection is the largest grassroots population organization in the United States, with over 40,000 members. In 2018, it celebrated its 50th anniversary. When it was founded in 1968, however...

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CBO report: $15 minimum wage would benefit millions of workers, slash poverty

Report authors, advocates differ over possible side effects On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost estimate of the Raise the Wage Act, a federal bill to phase in a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2025. HR 582, whose primary sponsor is Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)...

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Monday numbers: A closer look at the increasingly dire immigration crisis

The humanitarian crisis at the border is growing more severe by the day, and some North Carolina lawmakers are intent on bringing the crisis home. As HB 370 (the bill to force sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers, as you may recall) and HB 135 (another bill that does essentially the same thing) reside in the House and Senate Rules Committees, respectively, here are some numbers to place North Carolina in the context of the larger crisis.

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Proposed state budget would deal new blows to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause

In 1971, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote an opinion in the landmark case Lemon v. Kurtzman that set forth a the three-pronged test lawmakers should use to avoid violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” The three prongs of the test were these:

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