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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is quite an intelligent man and a principled politician: In a lengthy and, at times, awkward and disjointed press conference, Gov. Pat McCrory said today that he would sign House Bill 589 — the controversial bill to alter state voting and elections laws. The bill, which was originally about imposing […]

Deep Thoughts

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On July 25, 2013

In 2016, progressives will no doubt be immersed once again in the lovely debate over whether to vote for Hillary/Biden/Gillibrand/whoever* because of drones/Gitmo/something or whether they should inst

State Religion

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On April 3, 2013

North Carolina Republicans have filed a bill establishing a state religion of North Carolina that combines ignoring the 1st Amendment with nullification: SECTION 1. The North Carolina General Assembly

OSHA

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On March 31, 2013
A must-read story on the problems with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, focusing on glue poisoning in a North Carolina furniture factory. The article describes OSHA as “the watchdog agency that many Americans love to hate and industry often faults as overzealous.” I’m not really sure about the former part of that formulation, but […]
Everyone is outraged that North Carolina denied marriage equality last night. And you should be. However, what I thought was most important last night was that 39% of North Carolina voters support marriage between gay people. And not just hot lesbians either, but men with their icky anal sex or whatever. I say that last […]

Keep On Implodin’

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On March 13, 2012

The Republican Party continues its implosion, this time by cranking up the war on women in North Carolina. In New Hanover County, county commissioners rejected a state grant for family planning servic

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