Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday filed cloture on a pair of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, Jonathan Kobes and Thomas Farr. This is not great news.
After six years, the Republican supermajority in the North Carolina state legislature is dead.
The South is not misunderstood. It never has been.
In 2010, two years after the election of President Barack Obama, state legislatures took a devastating, hard right turn.
As if gerrymandered districts and outright voter suppression aren’t already enough to deal with, thunderstorms and humid weather have been causing ballot issues for voters in North Carolina and Alabama all morning long.
The midterms won’t just determine who has control over the Senate and the House of Representatives, who’s in governor’s mansions and who’s running state legislatures, or what ballot measures voters approve. They could very well play a huge role in how our elections work over the next decade and beyond.
Amendments. Propositions. Questions. Proposals. Referendums.
The Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, former Southern Baptist minister Mark Harris, thinks that Jews and Muslims need to accept Jesus Christ for peace to happen between Israelis and Palestinians, and that Islam is part of a “satanic trinity.”
Maya Little, the UNC-Chapel Hill PhD student that protested the university’s Confederate memorial statue in April, walked out of her university Honor Court hearing on Friday, journalists covering the trial reported, after it was revealed one of the students sitting on the court had previously been vocally supportive…
A student at Butler High School in Matthews, NC, died Monday morning after being shot by another student, according to the Associated Press, but don’t think that means a day off for the rest of Butler High.
Maya Little is far from finished.
Donald Trump took his patented brand of charm and empathy down to North Carolina to connect with local residents there in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 37 people.
The fall from power is never short, and it’s rarely graceful.
Update, Sunday, 4:20 p.m.: Florence may have been downgraded to a tropical depression overnight, but its winds, driving rain, and widespread flooding have continued to devastate the Carolinas.
By early Friday morning, Hurricane Florence was already beginning to leave destruction in its wake. As of 2:30 a.m., there was intense flooding in New Bern, N.C., as 150 people awaited rescue, and over 180,000 people in the region were without power, according to the Washington Post. A local TV station was also forced…
North Carolina legislators were ordered to redraw their Congressional districts in February 2016 after it was found by a federal court that two of the districts were racially gerrymandered. These new districts were found by federal judges to be unconstitutional in January of this year, but in June the Supreme Court …
Almost a year to the day after a Durham, NC statue honoring Confederate soldiers was torn down by protesters, another racist monument bites the dust. Silent Sam—a Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill that became a flash point after the Charlottesville protests last year—was…
Norma Rae was a lie.
Last Thursday, Thomas Hofeller died of cancer at the age of 75. In the headline of its obituary this weekend, The Hill called Hofeller a “pioneer of modern redistricting.” This is a very peculiar way to describe a man whose crowning professional achievement was diluting the black vote in a former Jim Crow state.
In a span of less than 14 hours on Monday, the West Virginia House of Representatives impeached all four of the justices on the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state.