Putting a face on voter suppression


Report details the real life havoc that North Carolina’s controversial new voting laws are wreaking There’s been a lot of sobering – even horrifying and unspeakable – news scrolling across our TV’s, computer screens and personal devices in recent weeks. Thanks to modern communications technology, violent images that once existed only in the [Continue Reading...]

The great coal ash blunder


Big money, ideology and egos conspire to leave one of North Carolina’s greatest environmental threats unaddressed The seemingly endless 2014 “short session” of the North Carolina General Assembly is not yet over as of this morning. More than six weeks after the start of the new fiscal year – i.e. the date that [Continue Reading...]

Pandering on the refugee crisis


Governor McCrory wades unhelpfully into the immigration debate It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians who find their popularity lagging at home: pick or manufacture an external issue/enemy (ideally one over which he or she has no real duties or control) and start railing. This can be an especially attractive tactic for conservative officials [Continue Reading...]