An appreciation of Western North Carolina

An appreciation of Western North Carolina

ShareAllow me to recount one of the best moments of my life. I was sitting in the passenger seat with a friend I may never see again. We rolled down I-85 as the hills rose into ridges and tobacco farms gave way to wide pastures for gently grazing cattle. As Hickory...
McCready is What NC Democrats Need

McCready is What NC Democrats Need

ShareIn the twilight years of Democratic dominance, NC progressives grew restive. Urbanization had not led to the liberalization of their party. Pro-business rural Democrats ran the party, and this bulwark of centrism left some activists feeling like they were denied...
Dan Forest and polarization

Dan Forest and polarization

ShareOn April 13, Dan Forest delivered a speech to the intensely right-wing Civitas Institute. Civitas prosecutes politics like warfare. The group’s chest of wisdom bristles with such gems as “Calling for more minority teachers does little to address...

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