In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

Former President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd after addressing services for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  (Image via AP, Pool)
Gene Nichol: When Obama Talked About Voter Suppression, He Was Talking About NC’s Sins

Gene Nichol, the NC anti-poverty crusader, writes how today's voter suppression sins came up in President Obama’s eulogy of John Lewis.

Widespread protests after George Floyd's death did not contribute to any noticeable increase in coronavirus infections, officials say. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
COVID and George Floyd Have Changed America Forever

Why the United States can't go back to the way it was before coronavirus, before George Floyd. And why it shouldn't go back.

House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, left, speaks with Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, wearing colonial attire, in this April file photo. Lawmakers like Speciale have framed coronavirus as a debate over constitutional liberties. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
How GOP Policies Made Coronavirus Worse in North Carolina

A UNC law professor says Republican reforms to unemployment and Medicaid only made COVID-19 hit harder in North Carolina.