John Cole's political cartoons on North Carolina topics appear weekly for NC Policy Watch. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC, where he developed an affection for the state, its people and its politics. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money. Read more
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC. Read more
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts. Read more