“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police ... you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil. It’s almost as if I broke a law."
North Carolina does so poorly on the measures of legal framework and voter registration that it ranks alongside Iran and is not classified as a democracy.
"The legislature may not be willing to undo their unconstitutional overreach and respect the rights of LGBT people, so we’ll just have to see them in court."
It's part of a larger trend that’s occurred over the last eight to 10 years to manipulate state supreme courts to maintain political power.
"I wouldn’t vote for anybody that does something like that. The logic, I just can’t figure it out at all. It’s not comprehensible for me. It’s just too stupid.”
"North Carolina’s provisions deliberately target African Americans with...surgical precision...to depress Black turnout at the polls."
What North Carolina is doing is "mean-spirited and inconsistent with the Constitution and decades-old federal laws because of religion.
What makes this decision particularly noteworthy is that the Justices agreed with a Circuit Court ruling that disabused evangelical Republicans, and theocratic governors from North Carolina and Wisconsin, of the idea that forcing women to undergo rape by medical device is not, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker claims, "just cool."
Because they own most of the Republican state's governors and legislatures, it is there that the Kochs' ideology is doing the most damage that their GOP surrogates are unrepentant about.
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.
The Republicans and the Tea Party thought they had it made when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. They were wrong.
North Carolina is the true predictor and portent of tragedy inherent when Republicans hold the reins of power.
This week's Republican attempt to reach out to minorities was the latest lesson in how to become less popular than dog poop.
In Republican newspeak, eligible voter is code for voters who are rich, white, male and Republican.
Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy influence
Under the watchful eye of Koch brother friend, Art Pope, North Carolina's Governor, Pat McCrory, is turning NC into a Tea Party Utopia.
North Carolina's Governor, Pat McCrory is a classic example of why when Republicans govern, government is the problem.