About those November 8 North Carolina elections…

About those November 8 North Carolina elections… …they didn’t go well. North Carolina’s majority legislative party swept all state-wide judicial races, and now effectively owns our courts. (Of historical interest, perhaps – after the Nazi rise to power in 1933, the German system of justice underwent “coordination” – effectively meaning alignment with Nazi goals.)  … Continue reading About those November 8 North Carolina elections…

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Will there be democracy in North Carolina on November 9?

Will there be democracy in North Carolina on November 9? Speaking on our embattled democracy this week, President Joe Biden began with the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi. To give that perspective, he spoke of The Big Lie – that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. A lie that has since “fueled… Continue reading Will there be democracy in North Carolina on November 9?

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Gerrymandering comes home to roost

Gerrymandering comes home to roost – An epic tsunami crashes over democracy!  If you’re feeling shell-shocked these days, you’re not alone. A constant daily stream of bad news…   Gun massacres continue while North Carolina U.S. senators win huge support from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Hush money – some $11,408,380 of it – to keep… Continue reading Gerrymandering comes home to roost

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Maps settled for 2022…but dark clouds are abuilding!

Maps settled for 2022…but dark clouds are abuilding! The dust…some of it, at least…has settled on North Carolina redistricting. For now!  When last we visited the matter, the N.C. Legislature had just submitted remedial maps to the Superior Court for approval. (Recall that the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled all 3 maps to be “unconstitutional beyond a reasonable doubt.”)… Continue reading Maps settled for 2022…but dark clouds are abuilding!

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