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Lt. Governor’s aide peddles misinformation on NC charter school funding

Imagine a family with twin boys: Charter Chad and Traditional Travis. Chad and Travis have generous parents who give each of them an allowance of $75 per week. For Travis, however, $75 a week isn’t enough. He wants to do some things that Chad isn’t interested in doing, like running a pre-kindergarten program for the local neighborhood kids. So Travis gets a part-time job earning $25 per week.

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Fear of Trump immigration order in NC spreads as potential human costs emerge

President Donald Trump has paid a lot of lip service to rounding up the “bad hombres” but it turns out he wants to deport a much larger group of immigrants than he led America to believe.

Trump signed an executive order in January to enhance “public safety in the interior of the United States.” The order did away a previous deportation priority list promulgated former President Barack Obama’s administration and is expected to have dire consequences for a majority of unauthorized immigrants, not just individuals with criminal convictions.

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Safer? A veteran perspective on Trump’s border wall

Six days into his presidency, President Trump ordered construction of the border wall that he so often referenced during his campaign. His stated purpose was to “ensure the safety and territorial integrity of the United States.” While no one would argue that safety and border security aren’t among the President’s most important priorities, the wall strategy comes with tremendous liabilities and it deserves our scrutiny.

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Five questions with Gunther Peck

Gunther Peck is an associate professor of History at Duke University specializing in 19th and 20th century American social and cultural history, comparative immigration and labor studies.

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Mobilizing the progressive movement: Lessons from a battleground state

In the wake of the stunning women’s marches across the United States and the planet last month, President Donald Trump articulated a thought that was on the minds of many marchers: “Why didn’t these people vote?” We will ...
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Congressman G.K. Butterfield weighs in on President Trump’s recent nominees, the proposed Muslim travel ban, and ACA repeal

Congressman G.K. Butterfield weighs in on President Trump’s recent nominees, the proposed Muslim travel ban, and ACA repeal.

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Trump’s offensive approach toward immigrants

Monday commentary – Trump’s offensive approach toward immigrants.

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The Follies

DeVos cites wildly inaccurate data about virtual charters

New information about the written responses from Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos to questions posed by a Democratic Senator should cause more problems for her embattled nomination.

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Trump should cease his war on reproductive rights

Of the many grave concerns held by millions of people about the new Trump Administration, one of the most pressing is what the new president will do to women’s reproductive freedom. Far from merely addressing a “social issue,” ...
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NC political, historical experts reflect on Trump presidency

In a tumultuous first two weeks in office, President Donald Trump has broken with norms and precedents of his office, spawned dozens of lawsuits, generated historically low public approval numbers and some of the largest protests in U.S. history.

Historians and political scientists in North Carolina agree the Trump presidency is, in many ways, without precedent. They are also expressing concern about Trump’s impact on the institution of the presidency, the functioning of the nation’s government and the standing of the U.S. in the world.

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The path forward: Debate over voting rights to remain contentious; “Raise the age,” technological advances face smoother sailing

North Carolina residents know well what happens when a politician throws around claims of voter fraud without actually verifying the validity of such notions.

When former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory was losing during the last election, his team took extreme measures and latched on to any allegation of voter fraud researchers could dig up.

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Conservative U.S. Supreme Court pick will face Democratic concern for the underrepresented, fallout over stolen seat

Conservative federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated Tuesday by President Donald Trump to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant for almost a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump made the announcement ...
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