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December 11, 2020
How the Safe Bet Lost in North Carolina
What doomed Cal Cunningham may have been the same thing that made him appealing in the first place: He never took a firm position on anything, even himself.
November 2, 2020
How 3 Democratic Women in Swing States Aim to Win This Week
Second-time progressive legislative candidates in North Carolina, Texas, and Florida are tied with their opponents, against all odds.
October 16, 2020
These Are the States to Focus on to Flip the Senate
Democratic challengers in Georgia and Texas have a great fighting chance, and they need more help than promising contenders in other states.
April 22, 2020
‘We Were Asking Ourselves, How Can We Support Black Farmers?’
Scenes from a pandemic: 4
September 11, 2019
We Can Have Free, Fair, and Secure Elections—if We Demand Them
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. North Carolina’s 2018 congressional revote Tuesday serves as a good reminder that we have to act now.
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September 10, 2019
North Carolina’s Revote Is a Win for Democracy
When elections cannot be resolved with recounts, they should be held again.
December 18, 2018
For UNC’s Teaching Assistants, the Silent Sam Protests Are Far From Over
TAs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may have released the withheld grades, but they say they won’t be placated by any action short of racial justice.
September 13, 2018
This Grassroots Group Aims to Turn the Blue Ridge Mountains Blue
Down Home North Carolina is organizing the old-fashioned way—one citizen at a time.
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.
October 31, 2017
This North Carolina County Has a Thriving Branch of the NAACP—and It’s Mostly White
The chapter reveals the promise and pitfalls of racial-justice solidarity.