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NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters after announcing a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Former first lady Melania Trump is at right. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Donald Trump, Who Incited a Deadly Insurrection, Announces 2024 Presidential Campaign

Trump’s campaign for another term has been long expected, but in the aftermath of last week’s historically bad midterm results, some Republicans are scrambling to find an alternative to their standard bearer. 

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Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

Harini Krishnan, left, of California, and Ananya Karchru, right, of Connecticut, wait for results at an election-night gathering for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley at a hotel in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
4 Things We Think About the North Carolina Election

It was a good night to be a Republican. But there are bright spots for the left-leaning North Carolinian.

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks at a Senate Education Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Robinson and other far-right Republican leaders have been at the forefront of conservative culture war politics at the local school board level. (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson)
The Far Right’s Culture War Is Hitting Home in North Carolina School Board Races

There are candidates who want to to something about real school issues like school bus shortages and school funding. You just have to sort through the fringe far right candidates to find them.

Democratic Justice Sam Ervin IV is one of the candidates running for two crucial seats on the NC Supreme Court this year. In this 2014 file photo, Ervin speaks during a state Supreme Court forum in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
‘We Don’t Wear Different Colored Robes’: NC Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin Talks Partisanship and the Courts

Sam Ervin IV is one of the two Democrats running in one of the biggest judicial elections in generations.

Students at McLean High School in McLean, Va., walk out of classes Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.  Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on district policies for transgender students that would roll back some accommodations.  (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
The Conservative Attack on School Curriculum Is Here, North Carolina. We Must All Be Prepared.

As right-wing groups pour money into local school board races, a Charlotte historian breaks down the conservative movement to limit the teaching of U.S. history, censor books on sex and sexuality, and oppress LGBTQ students.