WSJ video series: ‘Financial inclusion in America’

Nearly one-fourth of U.S. adults can't pay their monthly bills and have little or no access to a bank. In Tchula, Miss., many families struggle to make ends meet with a patchwork of jobs and high-interest loans. Community leaders and the town's only bank try to help, but the cycle

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The humble citizen’s guide to fighting fake news

Countering fake news is a guerrilla war of words for the hearts and minds of "true believers." It takes critical thinking and starts with being aware of our own motives, desires, and abilities. The ignorance spawned and spread by fake news must be stopped. It has become the “knowledge” foundation

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A win-win-win solution for affordable housing

It's called an "accessory dwelling unit," and with a few changes to township and county building regulations, it could very well solve the Outer Banks' affordable housing crisis. It's good for current homeowners, too. For at least 10 years, Dare County has investigated ways to create affordable housing for seasonal

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Senate health bill waits at the crossroads

Senate Republicans are about to make one of the most fateful decisions of their careers. How far are they willing to go in sacrificing human lives at the altar of the rich? The sheer madness of the Senate healthcare bill finally hits when you realize $621 million will be cut

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The wealthy deficit

When it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy, Republicans, Libertarians, and Democrats in the working class have many reasons to come together. Cuts don't make financial sense, and the affluent already prosper at our expense. Perhaps enough is enough? The Senate Republicans' proposed bill to repeal and replace the

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Clawing our way back to democratic integrity in NC

Essentially, North Carolina has been operating for the last 2000+ days with illegitimately elected legislators acting like authoritarians. So bad are the state's voting-district laws, they've been called 'the worst in the world.' The News&Observer headline was shocking: “North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy.” Having studied gerrymandering,

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