Stone Generals and the Sounds of Silence

Stone Generals and the Sounds of Silence

ShareStone generals of any war are not only shrines, they are politicians who silently speak to the values of a people at a historical moment. But those moments are transient, like the politicians themselves. Times change; values change. Politicians and statues are...
Here’s how NC can do reparations

Here’s how NC can do reparations

ShareIn a path breaking act of penitence, the Asheville city council voted 7-0 to provide reparations to Black community members. The legacy of slavery is active in Asheville, as it is in the rest of the state. Given that Asheville produced some of the more racially...
An incentives policy for the people

An incentives policy for the people

ShareCritics of Governor Cooper sometimes snarkily ask why, if he thinks corporate tax cuts are a mistake, he awards incentives to industrial prospects. Facially, it’s a clever point. If reducing a company’s tax liability sparks the creation of jobs, even...
My Experience With the Gay Blood Ban

My Experience With the Gay Blood Ban

ShareIn March of this year, my family and I tested positive for the Coronavirus. We had the frightening experience of realizing COVID-19 was actually causing our flu-like symptoms, and we were not suffering from a common cold. My parents, both my sisters and their...
Where NC Democrats stand

Where NC Democrats stand

ShareDespite a slew victories in 2018, North Carolina Democrats remain in an unenviable place. Their Republican foes control a majority of the Council of State, both US Senate seats, and large majorities in the state’s Congressional delegation and state...
The Next Trump

The Next Trump

ShareArkansas Senator Tom Cotton has carved out a unique niche in the landscape of Trump-era conservatism: the intellectual bomb-thrower. A Harvard graduate and former fellow at the esteemed Claremont Institute, he has developed a split persona as right-wing policy...

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