A lifetime of bogeymen

A lifetime of bogeymen

Fred Mills is an acclaimed music critic, writer, and editor who grew up in North Carolina. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. It’s a weekend afternoon during the pre-Beatles ’60s, in Smallville, USA (technically, a tiny cotton mill town [name...
It all started here

It all started here

Yesterday, a group of 100 scholars issued a statement saying that our democracy is at risk. This weekend, Texas tried to pass a voter suppression law that would restrict access to the ballot and allow officials to overturn election results based on accusations of...
Shifting the tax burden

Shifting the tax burden

Sales taxes are regressive. They take a larger percentage of money from low income families than they do higher income families. That’s why liberals in North Carolina howled when the Republicans running the legislature reduced the income tax rate on the highest...

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