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Finding the Principles of the Forward Together Movement

Earlier today, blogger Docdawg reflected on his participation in the second year of weekly “Moral Mondays” protests held in Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina:

“In the face of Moral Mondays’ incessant reminders of NC voters’ discontent and revulsion, state Republicans (not too long ago a fearsomely united bloc) are beginning to unravel at [...]

Keep Conservatives United PAC Encourages Conservatives To Attack Each Other, And Robots

In a little bit less than two weeks, Republicans in the 6th congressional district will have the chance to vote in a runoff election to make a final choice of a candidate to represent them in the general election this November. It’s rarely easy to decide how to vote, but this year, 6th congressional district [...]

Republican Legislative Services Commission Clamps Down on First Amendment in North Carolina

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”

– First Amendment to the United States Constitution

The North Carolina Legislature’s Legislative Service Commission, controlled by Republicans, has hastily passed a new rule that prohibits North Carolina citizens from opening their mouths [...]

Will There Be a Terrorist Attack At Moogfest?

Today sees the beginning of Moogfest down in Ashville, North Carolina. It’s a multi-day event that synthesizes the intersection of technology and art.

Moogfest sounds like a lot of fun. Yet, according to one conspiracy theorist, the festival could become a bloodbath.

David Chase Taylor, who writes under the pseudonym “Truther”, warns that “there is [...]

Coal Sludge Pollutes Southern Rivers

One week ago, coal sludge surged into North Carolina riverways, filling the waters with deadly toxins. Yesterday, it happened again. West Virginia, which has already suffered massive water pollution at the hands of fossil fuel energy producers, witnessed the release of 100,000 gallons of coal sludge into what has become a six-mile long spill.

The [...]

Kay Hagan Lets Nicaragua Wear The Pants

If it wasn’t for politicians like Kay Hagan, we would have more all-American clothing companies, and more clothing companies offering more made-in-the-USA clothes. [...]

Is Your Member of Congress Rewarding Corporations that Move Production Out of the U.S.?

As years pass, corporations have been cutting more and more manufacturing jobs in America and shipping those jobs halfway around the world to factories in Asia, which then ship their products back to the United States for sale. There’s nothing wrong in the abstract with people in Asia having jobs — it’s when we get [...]

Poverty Higher In States That Ban Atheists From Public Office

States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%). [...]

North Carolina Truth: you can marry your Cousin in Charlotte but not your Partner in Pinehurst

After North Carolina voters turned out to reject equal rights for gay and lesbian couples this week, I thought this report from Politicol was just too outrageous to be true:

North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage but You Can Marry Your First Cousin

In an outrageous attempt to regulate religious views, the state of North Carolina [...]

Obama Now Has The Right Position, But Won’t DO Anything With It

President Obama now says that he personally supports same-sex marriage, but intends to do nothing to stop states like North Carolina from prohibiting same-sex marriage. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, he is allowing Southern bigots to trample the authority of the national Constitution. We all know how well that strategy worked out. [...]

North Carolina’s Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The South

Southerners don’t like to be made fun of for their nasty little regional culture, but then they go ahead and confirm the worst ideas that people have about them, engaging in loud public acts of cruel stupidity. A case in point is North Carolina’s passage yesterday of a state constitutional ban on marriage equality. [...]