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October 30, 2018

Your vote in state House and Senate races could be your best chance to make a difference in this year's election.

Only three of the state's 13 congressional districts are competitive, so if you live in one of the 10 that are gerrymandered to re-elect an incumbent, you don't really get to help…

Colin Campbell

October 29, 2018

Washington Post

Refuse to become accustomed, even as mass shootings become customary. Insist on being shocked and outraged, no matter how often we are confronted with unspeakable horror. Do not become inured. We owe that much to the victims.

The taking of 11 innocent and precious lives in the Tree…

October 29, 2018

As Election Day approaches, you will continue to hear a great deal about hot-button issues that candidates believe may either swing your vote or motivate you to cast it. But few will be as consequential as an issue you probably won’t hear about in 2018 but will matter a lot in 2019: upgrading…

October 28, 2018

In announcing his decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Trump cited Russia's repeated violations and the fact that the treaty does not bind China, which is engaged in the world's most ambitious ballistic missile development program. But Trump's…


October 28, 2018

The N.C. General Assembly has had its share of face-offs with the courts. Repeatedly, judges have ruled unconstitutional any laws that would give executive power to the legislature — most recently blocking a legislative raid on the appointment power of the governor.

Unable to get their way by…

North Carolina Ballot Battle

October 27, 2018

The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh brings to the Supreme Court a fifth conservative, and the reconfigured court is about to raise the curtain on a new age. The "30 years war" for the court, begun with the rejection of Robert Bork's nomination, has been won.

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.…


October 27, 2018

We can build a border wall and more detention centers. We can spend more on border security personnel. We can increase the funding to cover increased immigration legal proceedings and deportation transportation expenses. Or we could spend far less money on foreign aid for Central American…


October 27, 2018

We talk a lot about today’s tribal, partisan politics, where the camps seem to migrate farther and farther to the right or left, screaming at and accusing each other of ever-increasing atrocities. But just how many are in each tribe and how large is the group that doesn’t fall into…

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October 26, 2018

Last month, the Trump administration stunned North Carolina by requesting something unprecedented — a massive trove of sensitive voter information from every single one of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The order called for almost a decade’s worth of voter information, or more…

Wayne Goodwin

October 26, 2018

If a "blue wave" does let Democrats seize the House, protect endangered Senate seats and win key governorships, it looks likely that the party will have African-American women to thank.

"Black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we can't take that for granted," Democratic National…

Eugene Robinson
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