Category: North Carolina

No Delay on Judicial Ruling
Post

No Delay on Judicial Ruling

This is not surprising.  These judges wanted to send a message and delaying the ruling delays the message… The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge...

OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America
Post

OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America

The following is a guest post by Lindsay Marchello. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will cease enforcement of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy within six months. However, for most immigrants eligible for the program — better known as “DREAMers” — this Thursday is the...

Four of 12 Council Candidates Say They Identify as Socialists
Post

Four of 12 Council Candidates Say They Identify as Socialists

Williams emerges with DSA endorsement “… I have consistenly acted as a socialist in my personal life and as an elected official” Councilman, Cecil Bothwell Election quote from candidate and current City Council member, Cecil Bothwell. Consider this the parting shot as Mr. Bothwell loses the Democratic Socialists of America endorsement and attempts to discredit...

Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System
Post

Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System

If you’re looking for a place to get a college degree, you’d be hard pressed to find a state system better than that of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina system carries the prestige of 17 campuses. Whether you’re looking to UNC-Chapel Hill for liberal arts, North Carolina State University for engineering or science...

Target’s Billion Dollar Gamble on HB2
Post

Target’s Billion Dollar Gamble on HB2

Much has been said about the economic impact of the bill formerly known as HB2 on North Carolina. Businesses turned away, the NCAA drew a line in the sand, and all was a disaster. Or so that’s how it was portrayed. With the “repeal” in-place, we shall see what the future holds for NC’s already...

DOJ Drops Voter ID Challenge
Post

DOJ Drops Voter ID Challenge

President Donald Trump continues to deliver… President Trump’s Justice Department is ending the government’s opposition to a controversial voter ID law in Texas, according to a group involved in the case.  … After six years of legal wrangling, the Justice Department will no longer argue that Texas intentionally sought to discriminate against minorities when it...