More dispatches from Bojangles

More dispatches from Bojangles

ShareYesterday, on a drive from Charlotte back to the Triangle, I stopped at Bojangles somewhere between Concord and Greensboro. I had planned to use the drive-thru window, but the line was backed up and there were plenty of parking spaces. I know it’s usually a...
Bending the arc

Bending the arc

ShareGeorge Floyd died at the hands of police officers one ago yesterday. His death set off a wave national protests in a nation that had been locked down for two and half months. The reaction to Floyd’s death and the summer of protests and riots that followed laid...
Speaking of qualifications

Speaking of qualifications

ShareIn the Carolina Journal this morning, John Hood made a spirited defense of the UNC Board of Trustees that is under fire for not offering tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hood takes on critics who declare the decision was racially motivated and, instead, notes that...
Controlling the narrative of our history

Controlling the narrative of our history

ShareRepublicans are doing everything they can to control the narrative of our history. In some instances, they want to maintain the stories that we’ve been told about a righteous nation that downplays our most egregious wrongs. In others, they want to change the...
To protect and serve…and elect

To protect and serve…and elect

ShareFor years, but especially since the George Floyd protests, Republicans have claimed to be the law-and-order party, while painting Democrats as soft on crime. They’ve tried to wrap Democrats around the Defund the Police crowd, despite Democrats’ long commitment to...

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