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Paul Blest is a North Carolina–based journalist. He’s a cofounder of and writer at
December 1, 2020
The Democratic Party Will Keep Betraying Labor. It’s Time to Launch a Workers’ Party.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans believe the country needs a third major party.
July 20, 2017
How the Left Can Win in the South
Bernie Sanders’s crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives—but victory is within reach.
March 30, 2017
The So-Called ‘Repeal’ of North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Is a Terrible Deal for Civil Rights
The new policy doesn’t grant anything close to fair and equal treatment under the law for transgender people.
March 23, 2017
How Much Damage Has North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Done in 1 Year?
The law has upended North Carolina politics, but other states are still looking to copy the law.
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March 13, 2017
Blue-State Secession Is Dumb and Cruel
All States Matter.
February 13, 2017
Over 80,000 People Joined the Biggest-Ever Moral March in North Carolina
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II compares the rising tide of protest to what Dr. King called a “marvelous new militancy” in the 1960s.