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Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist living in Durham, N.C.
Health and Disease
November 15, 2022
Was This Professor Fired for Having Tourette Syndrome?
We want to ensure harassment-free climates in schools and workplaces, and we want to protect the rights of people with disabilities. What happens when these imperatives collide?
September 10, 2020
Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington—and Me
Joe Biden’s narrative about conquering his stammer might be true for him. That doesn’t mean it should be imposed on the rest of us.
December 20, 2019
The Stink and Injustice of Life Next to an Industrial Hog Farm
Will the world’s leading pork producer be held responsible for making life unbearable in rural Southern communities?
December 6, 2018
ICE Puts Immigrants Into a Cruel Catch-22
By complying with one government agency, Samuel Oliver-Bruno exposed himself to deportation by another.
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September 27, 2018
Is the World Bank Group Above the Law?
A fishing community in India challenges the bank’s private-lending arm in the US Supreme Court.
March 12, 2018
What Happens After the Progressive Revolution Comes to a City Like Durham?
On the challenges of governing a bright-blue city in the middle of a hot-red state.
US Wars and Military Action
March 9, 2018
Walter Jones Jr. Is a Voice of Dissent in the GOP
Haunted by his vote to authorize the Iraq War, the Republican congressman is standing up against US military actions.
September 27, 2017
North Carolina’s Gerrymandering Puts Democracy on the Line
How the GOP uses redistricting to maintain power in a purple state.
August 21, 2017
Durham Residents Turned Out En Masse to Counter White Supremacists
The fear was that Klansmen would come to replicate the violence that had just racked Charlottesville.
January 16, 2013
Call it municipal disobedience: communities like Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, are defying laws they deem illegitimate.