North Carolina has not had a functioning democratic system since the Republican takeover in 2011. Its extreme gerrymandering is just one of the consequences but it’s probably the most important
I’m a little behind in my grave posts because I have been trying to get a bunch of other things done. Unlike what people generally believe, I do not find cemeteries interesting at all for themse
This is the grave of John Porter East. Born in 1931 in Springfield, Illinois, East went to Earlham College, where he played offensive line on the football team. After he graduated, he went into the Ma
Pull down the symbols of American Nazis! Demonstrators on Monday night toppled a Confederate monument outside of a court house in Durham, North Carolina. During a public protest, a woman climbed the s
Above: The North Carolina GOP While we are rightfully focused on the out of control Trump administration, I continue to pay attention to the meth laboratories of democracy that are the states. I do so
Not only are the North Carolina Republicans literally a pig shit party, but they also openly compare Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler.
On April 1, 1929, textile workers at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina went on strike. This strike was brutally suppressed by the mill owners who had moved production to the South precisely t
A while ago I used a story about the relative score of North Carolina on “Electoral Integrity” to frame a piece about democratic backsliding. I spend a lot of time looking at datasets, so