Talk, talk, talk. Where’s the beef?

We've cried and been depressed, protested and been ignored, stayed glued to the news and been appalled. We've sworn to do whatever it takes. But it seems we lack the courage to stand up and run. Five Democrats have filed to run for office in 2018. They are Tess Judge

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State ACLU and Dare resident sue Rep. Boswell

Exercising his FOIA rights, Kitty Hawk's Craig Merrill has repeatedly asked Rep. Boswell to provide her public phone and email communications. And Boswell has repeatedly failed to comply. Now she's being sued. In conjunction with Kitty Hawk resident Craig Merrill, the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NC)

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The essential New Year resolution

Had enough of Trump and the GOP? You've got 11 months to reset the balance of power. Let's make it happen. In terms of governance, last year was overwhelming. It started with the GOP taking control of the White House, Congress, and two-thirds of the nation's state legislatures. Next, Congress

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My cousin Pete, the resolute Republican

My husband’s cousin Pete came to visit last week. Hubby loves him like a brother; I say he’s the most lovable asshole I know. Pete’s also a hardcore Republican. He voted for Kasich and denounced Trump during the GOP primaries. I was greatly relieved he hadn’t swallowed the orange Kool-Aid.

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The threat of a national heart attack

Take an isolated island populated with Americans who have dark skin. Hit the island with a hurricane of apocalyptic force. Step back. Watch the near annihilation of everything people rely on to stay alive. Now add one demonstrably bigoted, ignorant, and self-serving president. Throw in some people of Republican persuasion.

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On being a political activist

So I made my coffee and went to my computer this morning, ready to catch up on the news. I’d missed a lot recently for various reasons. Mostly, I was battle-weary—tired of Republicans’ daily blitz on our Constitutional rights, incensed by their brazen abuse of power, shell-shocked by their cruelty

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Tears for fears

If anyone had told me I’d be spending my mid-sixties fighting for the same things I fought for in the mid-60s, I’d have said, “Oh, no. We’re making a difference here. We’re changing the world, and things will get better because of us.” It’s like that when you’re young. You

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