Politics


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.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

National Guard soldiers assist by directing those arriving for vaccination appointments at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, the primary site of vaccine distribution for Mecklenburg County. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Biden Administration Sending More Doses of Vaccine to NC

NC will see an uptick in its weekly allotments of the COVID vaccine, as the disease continues to spread at high levels in the state.

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.

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The Bernie Meme Traveled the World This Week. Why Not North Carolina?

A mittened Bernie Sanders meme was all the rage during Inauguration Week. So we brought the shivering socialist home to NC.