What’s behind the NCGA’s six Constitutional Amendments?

Republicans in the General Assembly have proposed six amendments to the state's constitution, which will appear on the November ballot. A Democrat-led committee was to create the bills' wording for the ballot. But the GOP super-majority called a special session and seized control of the job. North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature

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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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Jen Alexander running for Dare County Board of Education seat

Colington resident Jen Alexander has announced her candidacy for the District Two seat of the Dare County Board of Education. “Dare County deserves only the most committed advocates for our children," Alexander said. She stated that, as a mother of two children and a child mental-health professional, she will "advocate

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Deflection: A dangerous game

After his threat to "totally destroy North Korea,” Trump upped the ante in his game of "whataboutism"—a form of logical jiu-jitsu used to win arguments by changing the subject. Americans must beware of Trump's whataboutism or risk going to war. Donald Trump is a master of deflection. If an issue

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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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Why social democracy matters (part 3)

Today's Democratic Party is having an identity crisis. Should it tone down on controversial issues or “go bolder” in support of its diverse base? Or should the party focus on the economic, social, and political concerns that pertain to a winning majority of all American voters? [This article, the third

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