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Voter Suppression Is Un-American

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Governor Makes Pick In GOP Senate Primary

AP | By GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's backing Thom Tillis in the Republican primary for Senate in North Carolina. ...

NC NAACP and Working Films Team Up to Bring Moral Movies Series to North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Given the state of the state of North Carolina, the organizers of Moral Movies hope that this initiative will also spread to other states, such as Georgia, just as Moral Monday movements did.

Accountability Matters -- Standing Up For Our Right To Know

Arshad Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Arshad Hasan

From closed bridges in New Jersey, to favors for polluters in North Carolina, to accepting expensive gifts in Virginia from high-dollars donors in loo...

Charlotte Mayor's Arrest Taints City's Image

AP | MITCH WEISS and TOM FOREMAN JR. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Cannon's rise to mayor began with his election to City Council in 1993, at a time when Charlotte was emerging as a ma...

Pretty Little Speed Trap

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Kristen Hotham Carroll

My wife and I are artists, and we travel extensively in search of beauty and inspiration. We have been fortunate to see some of the most glorious c...

Food Store Cook Reportedly Fired For Sarcastic Remark To GOP Gov

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

A gourmet food store cook in Charlotte was fired Sunday after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s security detail complained about a comment the worke...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Attorney's Office Probing North Carolina Officials Following Coal Ash Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources following last week's coal...

North Carolina is No Fairy Tale -- But Will There Be a Happy Ending?

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Katie Mgongolwa

In this faraway land, McCrory was very happy to become the ruler over this vast land. He sat down in his new, bright and shiny office and thought about the things he had promised people over his campaign.

Taking Back North Carolina

Roy Cooper | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Roy Cooper

It has been a painful year for the people of North Carolina and for our state's reputation. In just one year, the Tea Party controlling Raleigh has sl...

This Is What it Feels Like to Be a Teacher in North Carolina

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

I am one of many teachers in North Carolina considering leaving the profession. I don't want to. It hurts to voice this. But we are entering a time of darkness in education in the Tar Heel state.

North Carolina: A Laboratory for Trickle-Down Economics

Annabel Park | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Annabel Park

During North Carolina's 2013 legislative session, a fierce debate took place over how to change the state tax code. Because Republicans had won a super majority in the General Assembly as well as the governor's race in 2012, the real tug-of-war centered around an aggressively conservative tax reform package.

GOP Gov. Talks Of 'Toughest Battle'

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled highlights of his second-year agenda Tuesday, keeping to themes of improving North Carolina's economi...

Will Heartless Republicans Screw Themselves By Screwing the Jobless?

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The same Republicans who slashed jobless benefits also recently cut food stamps, taking food out of the mouths of children, causing incredible and unnecessary suffering. This was not only callous and mean-spirited, it may also turn out to be politically stupid.

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

Moral Monday Movement Experiences Big Revival

The News & Observer | Anne Blythe and Andrew Kenney | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH -- The governor's administration was unable to keep demonstrators off state Capitol grounds on Monday despite an attempt to deny the group a p...

Rebecca Klein

Why One Republican Governor Got A Bag Of Coal For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Some North Carolina teachers want Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to know that he landed on their "naughty list" this holiday season. Displeased with r...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governor: We Didn't 'Shorten Early Voting,' We 'Compacted The Calendar'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Aug. 13, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a voter ID bill that was widely denounced by civil rights advocates. Not...