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A federal court last week invalidated two congressional districts in North Carolina due to racial gerrymandering. The decision, which is currently on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, is the latest example spotlighting the absurdity of our state’s ...
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It was just one little comment, perhaps ventured with the flicker of a wry smile. But we can doubt that Tom Farr saw the humor in being ribbed by a federal judge. Farr, attorney for the defendants in ...
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Dear Rep. Stam: I listened with great interest to your recent interview with Alex Granados on EdNC.org’s podcast released on January 22nd. I thought you spoke with great candor and conviction about what you felt were positive reforms ...
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The ongoing legal challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID rule, now playing out before a federal judge in Winston-Salem, could end up reminding us that it’s not the job of the courts to decide whether a law is ...
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When last week’s blizzard hit, North Carolinians got another reminder that tough times are easier to handle if you’re prepared. Those who stocked up on food and made sure they had a good snow shovel fared best. It’s ...
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University researchers at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health recently released a new study showing the profound benefits of expanding health coverage to uninsured, low-income adults in the health care coverage gap. The study compares the health of ...
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January 22 commemorated the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America. This decision, in the Texas case of Roe v. Wade, certainly did not introduce abortion to American women. Throughout America’s history, ...
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The national movement to end police violence has increasingly focused on the need for law enforcement officers to be equipped with body-worn cameras that record their interactions with the public. These devices, which clip on to an officer’s ...
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A recent opinion piece in Forbes Magazine wrongly claims that steps North Carolina took to reduce how much its unemployment insurance program provides to jobless men and women (and make benefits harder to collect) are somehow helping North ...
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Two-thousand and sixteen is a big election year in North Carolina—voters will chose their next Governor, U.S. Senator, Attorney General, all 170 state legislators and a number of other offices important to the future of our state’s children. These ...
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Gerrymandering
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Few of the decisions made by the men and women of our General Assembly are so prone to self-serving, partisan abuse as the setting of boundaries for voting districts. When legislators yield to that temptation, it’s inescapable that ...
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North Carolinians have long recognized that for the state’s economy to work well, it must work well for everyone. That’s why we built the first public university system in the country. It’s why we encouraged private sector innovation ...
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In a violent and fragmented society, sometimes the grief is so deep that I cannot help responding as a father as well as a Christian pastor and a political leader. All of the children are our children, whether ...
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Featured Articles Progressive Voices

For those of us who want to see North Carolina governed with the interests of all its residents in mind – not mainly the interests of the well-off and privileged – 2015 amounted to yet another slog down ...
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Featured Articles Progressive Voices

This year, for the second time since 2012, not a single person was sentenced to death in North Carolina. Our state is clearly realizing that, while no punishment can heal the terrible grief of violent crime, life without ...
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