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US President Donald Trump, with daughter-in-law Lara Trump, arrives at Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 2, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
This Will Not End Well for North Carolina Republicans

NC's state Republican Party has to rebuke Donald Trump. Or go the way of the dinosaur following Burr's censure.

Voters at an east Charlotte precinct say they're looking for change. (Image by Pat Moran)
Ideas Aren’t Enough to Win in NC. Candidates Need to Inspire, Too.

A former candidate for NC Treasurer on why Republicans have done a better job getting voters to follow through in NC elections.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Civics Teacher: Tillis and Burr Are Completely Wrong About the Constitution

A NC civics teacher takes on US Senators Tillis and Burr’s objections to former President Trump's second impeachment.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, calls the session to order at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. Some educators are asking lawmakers for a waiver on standardized testing this year after another year upended by coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Lawmakers Are Hypocrites on Public School Testing

A NC public education advocate on why schools shouldn’t face another round of punitive standardized testing this spring.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
For Once, This Isn’t About Donald Trump. It’s About the Rest of Us.

As the United States celebrates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration in DC, a plea for a better America.

image of pro-Trump rallies and Black Lives Matter protests
I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.