More division to come

More division to come

ShareA recent article in the Washington Post notes that in about 20 years, 70% of the population will live in just 15 states. Half the population will live in eight. North Carolina is one of those eight states. When our country reaches that point, about 30% of the...
The Power of Optics

The Power of Optics

ShareOurs is a culture driven by optics. Look at the popularity of apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, and to a lesser extent Facebook. In fact, Snapchat boasts that it provides “the fastest way to share a moment.” In our public discourse oftentimes we make decisions...
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...
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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