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North Carolina

  1. republican national convention
    Trump Says He Will Accept the GOP Nomination in North Carolina After AllThe president has given the RNC quite the runaround this summer, all to end up returning to the original host state for his acceptance speech.
  2. 2020 primaries
    Will There Be a Kid Congressman From North Carolina?On Tuesday, the 24-year-old GOP candidate Madison Cawthorn defeated a Trump-endorsed challenger in a North Carolina district that leans Republican.
  3. coronavirus
    Crowds Gather Around the Country to Protest Social DistancingGroups of protesters, many of them defying state and federal recommendations, are clamoring for the end of shutdowns.
  4. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  5. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  6. horror
    Well, Now I’m Scared to Open My OvenA North Carolina family made a horrifying discovery when baking a pizza.
  7. voter fraud
    Bevin Blames His Defeat on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Among Students and Black PeopleLike a lot of Republicans, Bevin considers anything that helps poor people vote illegal or unethical.
  8. 2020 elections
    New North Carolina Map Endangers At Least Two House RepublicansIf state courts reject this latest party-line map, Republican could lose more U.S. House seats, and the trend may spread to other states.
  9. gerrymandering
    State Court Tosses GOP’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map in North CarolinaRepublican boasts about partisan motives for maps challenged, as an illegal racial gerrymander backfired.
  10. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  11. 9/11
    NC House Republicans Conduct ‘Surprise Vote’ As Democrats Attend 9/11 MemorialWhat better way is there for GOP lawmakers to commemorate the tragedy than by exploiting it for political gain?
  12. 2019 special elections
    Republicans Hang Onto Bright-Red N.C. Congressional District and Trump GloatsTrump is taking credit, but the narrow win by Republican Dan Bishop in a special congressional election is not necessarily a good sign for 2020.
  13. gerrymandering
    Another Court Declares Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional Under State LawsNorth Carolina joins Pennsylvania as jurisdictions where state constitutional equal protection provisions have led to the demise of Republican maps.
  14. the urbanist
    A Brewer’s Guide to AshevilleHistoric estates, waterfall hikes, and Dave Grohl-approved barbecue.
  15. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingThe brief window for federal court scrutiny of an intensely anti-democratic practices has come and gone.
  16. gerrymandering
    More Trouble for Republicans From Dead Wire-Puller’s FilesLast week it was about cooking up a false rationale for a census citizenship question. Now it’s about lies to maintain a gerrymander.
  17. 2019 special elections
    Bathroom Bill Author Most Likely GOP Nominee in North Carolina Special ElectionThe election is a ‘do-over’ after a Republican midterm campaign tampered with absentee ballots. With 10 candidates, though, there could be a runoff.
  18. vision 2020
    Former Anti-Trump Conservative Challenges Tillis for Not Being Trumpy EnoughAre Thom Tillis’s recent small rebellions against the president more lethal than his challenger’s unwillingness to bend the knee early in 2016?
  19. politics
    Mark Harris Won’t Contest Special Election, Endorses Election-Fraud TrutherUnion County commissioner Stony Rushing has spent weeks defending the Harris campaign from charges of election fraud.
  20. voter fraud
    Trump Condemns All Forms of Voter Fraud — Real and ImaginaryAsked to criticize the GOP’s proven election fraud in North Carolina, Trump condemned the Democrats’ fictional election-stealing in California.
  21. election fraud
    GOP Finally Has Documented Case of Election Fraud — Committed by RepublicansThe GOP pushes voter suppression to fight imaginary fraud, but that wouldn’t have stopped Republicans accused of tainting a North Carolina House race.
  22. elections
    New Election Ordered in North Carolina House District Over Possible FraudRepublican Mark Harris, who won by just 905 votes, called for a new election after his son testified that he’d warned him about a shady operative.
  23. animals
    I Love This Stupid HorseA lazy and stubborn king.
  24. politics
    A New Election Might Be the Only Way Forward in North CarolinaNow Nancy Pelosi is threatening to not seat Rep. Mark Harris, the putative victor. And more damning evidence of GOP complicity is coming to light.
  25. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  26. voter suppression
    Fear of a Black North CarolinaThomas Farr’s failed nomination belies how close he came to the federal bench in a state known for its hostility toward black political power.
  27. voting rights
    Tim Scott Kills Confirmation of Judge Accused of Vote SuppressionThomas Farr has been a close associate of North Carolina’s Republican warriors against voting rights. Two GOP defections stopped his confirmation.
  28. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  29. 2018 midterms
    First Early Voting Numbers Are Big. But It’s Not Clear What They Mean Yet.We could see historic levels of early voting, and of midterm voting — but it’s still not clear which party will benefit.
  30. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  31. relief efforts
    José Andrés’s Relief Kitchen Has Arrived in North CarolinaFor the first time in its history, the chef’s World Central Kitchen is showing up mid-disaster.
  32. gerrymandering
    Why North Carolina May Have to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Map Before the MidtermsA federal court raised the possibility of requiring a new map for the midterms, which could help Democrats while generating electoral chaos.
  33. voter fraud hoax
    Justice Department Finds 19 Illegal Voters; Right-Wing Peanut Gallery CheersFinding a few cases of illegal voting does not justify Trump’s sweeping claims that “millions and millions” of illegal votes have been cast.
  34. protests
    Confederate Monument ‘Silent Sam’ Torn Down by Protesters on UNC CampusThough the governor and University of North Carolina officials have signaled that they want the statue to go, they condemned the act of vandalism.
  35. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  36. GOP Awards Its 2020 Convention to the Only City That Sorta Kinda Wanted ItMore than likely, the 2020 RNC will be a global and local protest magnet.
  37. SCOTUS Punts Again on the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingIt’s now unlikely the Supremes will clarify any limitations on using redistricting for blatantly partisan purposes until the eve of 2020.
  38. horrible things
    Man Accused of Crashing Car Into Restaurant, Killing Family Members As They AteA 62-year-old North Carolina man is at the center of the bizarre, tragic incident.
  39. Teacher Protests Spread to North CarolinaLike teachers in other states, those in North Carolina are looking to political changes in November to secure legislative support for their demands.
  40. racial discrimination
    Waffle House Faces Boycott After Another Black Customer Is Violently ArrestedThis time, it was a North Carolinian in a prom tux.
  41. Favorites Win Nearly Everywhere on First Big Primary Night of 2018With the exception of a GOP House member losing in North Carolina, upsets were few and far between in a four-state primary night.
  42. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  43. The Clock Is Ticking on SCOTUS’s Decision about Partisan GerrymanderingThe second major partisan gerrymandering case before SCOTUS isn’t clearing up the Court’s future direction.
  44. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  45. Court Orders North Carolina to Draw Less GOP-Biased DistrictsFor the first time ever, a federal court just ruled that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. That could gain Democrats five new House seats.
  46. local mysteries
    Why Does Wilmington, N.C., Smell Like Cat Pee?“I put a pillow over my face just to give myself something to breathe through.”
  47. bad receipts
    Restaurant Fires Waiter for Posting Customer’s Anti-Gay Receipt on FacebookA hand-scrawled note said, “Our gay waiter made me wanna throw up my food!”
  48. Why to Visit Durham, North Carolina, Even If You’re Not Meeting an Old FlameThe best reasons to visit the North Carolina city: where to eat and stay, what to do, and where to hear live music and relax in a swimming hole.
  49. Why to Visit Durham, North Carolina, Even If You’re Not Meeting an Old FlameThe best reasons to visit the North Carolina city: where to eat and stay, what to do, and where to hear live music and relax in a swimming hole.
  50. Protesters Pull Down Confederate Statue in North CarolinaThe state’s governor said that while racism and violence are unacceptable, “there is a better way to remove these monuments.”
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