Rigging the constitution

Rigging the constitution

ShareThe NCGOP is rolling out a cynical plan to boost Republican turnout in November. They’re loading up the ballot with constitutional amendments intended to motivate their base. They’re mostly bad ideas designed to lock in conservative principles that will harm...
State sponsored voter fraud

State sponsored voter fraud

ShareLast night at 11:30pm, the GOP dropped another bill to limit access to the voting booth. This one would dramatically reduce the number of early voting days from 17 to 10. Rep. David Lewis says that’s not the intention of the bill and that 17 days will be...
Barriers to Democracy

Barriers to Democracy

ShareDoes the last letter of GOP stand for purge? I understand the electoral strategy behind removing certain voters from the rolls, but I fail to comprehend the morality of it. Moreover, I wonder why nominal members of the Republican Party who are not making these...
Cleveland County

Cleveland County

ShareLess than twenty miles west of Charlotte, Cleveland County is located on the outskirts of the Charlotte metropolitan area in North Carolina’s western Piedmont. The county borders South Carolina and encompasses part of the state’s Foothills region, a distinct area...
Subsidizing billionaires

Subsidizing billionaires

ShareMixed in the pork from the North Carolina GOP’s 2018 budget is a line item giving $1 million to an equestrian center in Polk County. That’s a big horse arena to host shows for wealthy owners from across the country. Among the owners are members of the Mercer...
A sad and terrible anniversary

A sad and terrible anniversary

ShareLast week marked the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Much of that remembrance condenses Kennedy’s contributions to a speech given in Indianapolis, a brief presidential campaign that gave many hope, and martyrdom that allowed many to ponder...

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