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These Governors Are Betting On The Super Bowl, But For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

The only sure bet for Super Bowl 50 is that charities in Colorado or North Carolina will win big, thanks to friendly wagers placed by the stat...

In North Carolina, Teachers Work Second Jobs to Make Ends Meet

Logan Smith | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, about 16 percent of teachers nationwide are forced to work a second job outside the school system. In North Carolina, however, that number is closer to 25 percent.

An Open Letter To Republican Governors: Let The Syrian Refugees In

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Western openness exemplifies our best values. Unlike tyrannical regimes like Assad's or roving bands of murderers like ISIL, such openness is inclusive. Tolerant. And by being tolerant at home, we promote tolerance abroad. We lead by example.

Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.

Marco Rubio and the Shallow Pit of American Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Politicians like Pat McGrory, Rick Scott and alas, Marco Rubio seem to consider the general pursuit of knowledge not only a waste of time but a waste of taxpayer dollars.

North Carolina Teacher Turnover Even Worse Than Previously Reported

Logan Smith | Posted 11.01.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

A closer look at the data shows that for each of the last three years, teacher turnover in North Carolina has been higher than any other year for which data is available.

North Carolina Governor Signs Anti-Undocumented Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill into law on Wednesday that bans the state's cities from adopting sanctuary policies for undocumente...

North Carolina's "Education Exodus" Worsens as More Teachers Leave for Better Pay

Logan Smith | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

Although politicians claim to support public education on the campaign trail, their actions over the past few years have done absolutely nothing to improve North Carolina schools or give teachers a meaningful pay increase.

McCrory on Income Inequality: Ignorance or Worse

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Mousa Alshanteer

"The state of North Carolina has come back even stronger," proclaimed Governor Pat McCrory during his State of the State address earlier this year. Millions of North Carolinians beg to differ.

WATCH LIVE: A Conversation with Republican Governors: What the Future Holds

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Aspen Institute

Republican governors gather to discuss their forward-looking solutions to the issues of health care, the economy, immigration, and other pressing issues in their states.

North Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Becomes Law After Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

A bill allowing government officials in North Carolina to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons is now law after the state House vot...

Don't Misuse Religious Freedom to License Public Officials to Discriminate

Rev. Dr. Terence K. Leathers | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Terence K. Leathers

North Carolina's bill is a blatant attempt to misuse religious liberty to license public officials to ignore laws they don't like and to discriminate. If this bill becomes law, should we expect next a bill allowing police officers to refuse to investigate robberies at mosques?

North Carolina Senate Overrides Governor's Veto To Revive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

On Monday, the North Carolina state Senate overrode a veto by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on a bill that allows government officials to recuse themselves fro...

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Defies GOP Legislature, Vetoes 'Ag-Gag' Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed a bill on Friday, sent to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, that would have allow...

Progressive Groups Urge North Carolina Governor Not To Break Abortion Promise

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Progressive groups are traveling around North Carolina urging Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to keep a campaign promise not to sign any new restrictions on abor...

Samantha Lachman

For North Carolina Attorney General, Running For Governor Will Mean Taking On His Top Client | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C.-- When North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) announced in February that the state would receive $21.5 million in a settlement w...

Reverend William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media Won't Talk About

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

As Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement, calls it a "deeply constitutional, deeply moral" battle against the worst forms of injustice, led by young people, minorities, and people of multiple faiths - the exact groups the current political regime is working to disenfranchise.

Republicans' Move 'Raises A Host Of Red Flags'

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure st...

Voter Suppression Is Un-American

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?

How to Solve the Teaching Crisis (Or at Least How to Start)

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

If you do not feel safe as a teacher -- not just physical safety, as that's a whole different blog entry -- in terms of having an administration who believes in your strengths and abilities and is willing to invest in you, then your job is a lot harder and less effective.

Will the Tea Party Impeach Governor Pat McCrory?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

The Tea Party and legislative Republicans don't seem in the slightest fazed by the governor's assertion of executive muscle -- there's not a single searchable peep expressing concern over McCrory's announcement that he would act even if his legislature did not. So what is real basis for Republican outrage over Obama's "abuse of power"?

Samantha Lachman

Controversial North Carolina Budget Director With Ties To Koch Brothers Resigns | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative financier Art Pope, the North Carolina’s deputy budget director partly responsible for engineering the state's strong rig...

North Carolina Unveils A Plan For Teacher Pay Raises

AP | KATELYN FERRAL | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House and Senate Republicans unveiled the details of a $21.25 billion budget Tuesday that gives an average 7 per...

North Carolina Teachers Still Haven't Received A Pay Raise

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina budget talks puttered along Monday as House Republicans held a public one-sided negotiations meeting and Gov. Pa...

Moral Mondays Are Back in North Carolina!

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The North Carolina state legislators have been busy this past year passing these laws at a dizzying rate. The Moral Monday protesters will be busy this summer, too.