Over the past six years, at least, there has been a steady assault on democracy from state level Republicans with valuable assistance from ALEC that led one to wonder whether the Koch brothers had directed the Republican legislative arm (ALEC) to disavow and destroy American democracy one state at a time.
Contrast law enforcement’s overwhelmingly violent military response to peaceful, and unarmed, African Americans protesting the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed African American teenager at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer and one can hardly claim law enforcement does not apply a different standard to armed whites as opposed to unarmed African Americans.
On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus blocked the Republican Party’s attempt to suppress the vote in Ohio.
The judge, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood, identified the Republican legislation, “Opportunity Scholarship Program,” as a scam to “siphon money from the public schools in favor of private schools and allows funding of non-public schools that discriminate on account of religion.”
Dan Forest told the Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend, “America is at a great crossroads where it must decide for or against God.”
In a story posted by Daniel Strauss of Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s State House Speaker and Republican nominee for US Senate, did an interview in 2012 where he suggested that Hispanics and blacks are not ‘traditional’ Americans.
This week, political news site Politico released a poll showing that Democrats are at a seven-point disadvantage against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. The poll is supposed to reflect voter sentiments in the most competitive House and Senate races this year.
it was left to Human Rights Watch (HRW) to push the federal government to take steps to protect children working on tobacco farms in states such as North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Superior court Judge issued an injunction against North Carolina’s school voucher law because it is likely that suits challenging this law will succeed on the merits.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory knows the dirty coal industry is polluting the environment in North Carolina because his state’s environmental regulators are not doing their jobs. It is why he expects his god to clean up what he knows will be more toxic spills.
Republicans in North Carolina are trying to quash a subpoena for emails regarding the “rationale, purpose and implementation” of House Bill 589, aka the most egregious vote suppression law in the country.
Singer and former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken officially announced on Wednesday that he will run for Congress against Rep. Renee Elmers (R-NC) in North Carolina’s 2nd District.
Last week, federal Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake scheduled a hearing for July 2014, to impose a temporary injunction on North Carolina’s “voter ID” law.
On Sunday, State Senator Bob Rucho, a Republican out of North Carolina, took to Twitter and decided to make a comparison that is just unbelievable in its idiocy and complete lack of historical awareness and understanding.
The tea party is the intersection of cognitive dissonance and reality. It’s certain to become a reality show. Oh wait – it already is.
North Carolina is the true predictor and portent of tragedy inherent when Republicans hold the reins of power.
The south is becoming more and more socially progressive, which is leading to an educated populace that should no longer be stereotyped.
This week’s Republican attempt to reach out to minorities was the latest lesson in how to become less popular than dog poop.
ECSU student Montravius King fought the GOP vote suppression effort and won in North Carolina.
In Republican newspeak, eligible voter is code for voters who are rich, white, male and Republican.