PODCAST | The GOP Would-Be NC AG

PODCAST | The GOP Would-Be NC AG

ShareHe wants to fight North Carolina’s most contentious legal battles. He doesn’t mind when his opponent calls HB2 “Buck’s Bill.” But for Senator Buck Newton, the key issue in his race for attorney general is whether the job gets done at all. And yes – we also...
State-sponsored discrimination

State-sponsored discrimination

ShareWell, if we ever needed proof that the law to allow magistrates to opt out of marrying gay and lesbian couples is discriminatory, we’ve got it. All of the magistrates in McDowell County have opted out. That’s a clear signal from the government of McDowell that if...
Walkin’ that tightrope

Walkin’ that tightrope

SharePat McCrory vetoed the bill that would allow magistrates to opt out of marrying gay people. Or as Carolina Mercury publisher Kirk Ross said on Facebook, “McCrory announces re-election bid.” Like a lot that happens in Raleigh, McCrory’s veto was as much about...
State of reaction

State of reaction

ShareIf North Carolina wants to see its future, it can look to Kansas and Indiana. The North Carolina Senate is following the trail blazed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on taxes and Indiana Governor Mike Pence on discrimination. In Kansas, Brownback engineered...

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