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|North Carolina Open Thread
North Carolina Outer Banks Welcome to North Carolina Open Thread , a new weekly feature of North Carolina Blue. We hope this regular platform will give readers interested in North Carolina politics ...
|DKos Asheville: Open Thread, Local Edition
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville . This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, May 23rd. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|Newspaper Gives Honest Answer to Question, "Why do you support such a liberal agenda?"
Honest answer to a reader's question No snark, no smartassery. This is one of the finest responses I've ever seen to this kind of question. Setup: The Charlotte Observer's Taylor Batten wrote a ...
|Organizing activist Kossacks locally: the North Carolina Experiment
It's a start: geographic distribution of North Carolina activist Kossacks on Doc's List, as of May 17, 2015 YOU CAN VIEW THE MOST CURRENT (LIVE) VERSION OF THIS ...
|Rev. Barber & The Great American Lawsuit Against NC Voter Suppression - Of/By/For The People
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former Netroots speaker and founder of Moral Mondays, along with Forward Together and the NC NAACP, released a new date for ...
|Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/17/2015||218||186||4||-|
|NC Elementary School Teacher Reads Gay Fable To Students After Bullying Incident
Efland-Cheecks elementary school, in western Orange County, NC was the center of some controversy after third-grade teacher Omar Currie stood before 200 parents at a meeting at the school after the ...
|Duke Energy pleads guilty to all nine Clean Water Act violations
Stop watching us! We're trying to make ...
|Sen. Richard Burr apparently doesn't understand how the law works
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) has rejected the House USA Freedom Act which passed on Wednesday, ...
|North Carolina Gov. McCrory's voter registration meltdown: latest developments
Last Thursday (May 7) here at Daily Kos, I published the first public disclosure of a shocking collapse of the state's voter registration system here in North Carolina under Republican Gov. Pat ...
|(Updated) Gov. McCrory Called Out On Alleged NC Voter Suppression - A Daily Kos Breaking Story
Photo: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II sent out an email Sunday afternoon from Forward Together/Moral Mondays/NC NAACP .
|UPDATED: Board of Elections data reveal voter registration irregularities under NC Gov. Pat McCrory
NC's Governor Pat McCrory (right) and junior U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (left) (See the Update at the end of this article for links to fast-breaking developments in the McCrory Affair) Exclusive to ...
|"This is OUR Selma." Will civil rights activists stand with North Carolina on July 6th?
In a teleconference with supporters last week, North Carolina NAACP president Rev. Dr. William J. Barber (whom our own Denise Oliver Velez has called "a fiery prophet for social justice" ) previewed ...
|'Moral Mondays' return to Raleigh, NC - Now with extra civil disobedience!
This just in, via email from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President of the NC NAACP: I invite all Moral Monday Arrestees, HKonJ Partners, NC NAACP members, and supporters of the Forward Together ...
|Supreme Court, in flushing North Carolina GOP maps, may upend some of the most extreme gerrymanders
North Carolina's current congressional districts (click to enlarge) ...
|Help: Evicted with an Ill Disabled Brother
I wrote yesterday of my problems with the landlords. We may be able to get the car out tomorrow. Today however we got a 30 day eviction notice. Reid is still in the hospital and ill. We don't have ...
|Immediate Help Needed!
I desperately need help here in North Carolina. As you know I am caregiver to a seriously disabled brother. He is in the hospital after a serious operation. We don't know if we are going to be able ...
|NC-Gov: PPP Shows A Close Race Between McCrory (R) & Cooper (D)
Gov. Pat McCrory (R. NC) There a few big Governor races next year in states like Montana, Indiana, West Virginia, Washington and North Dakota. But North Carolina is already looking like a seriously ...
|Gerrymandering congressional districts just wasn't enough for North Carolina Republicans
Gov. Pat McCrory North ...
|'Religious freedom' restorers running for cover in North Carolina [UPDATED]
Shocked and awed by the persecution their brethren in Indiana and now Arkansas are suffering, North Carolina's GOP bigots politicians are suddenly running screaming for the exits pretending they've ...
|NC is the New Crazy (Vol. II): God, guns and glory edition
Because why should Texas get all the crazy? Ever since the 2010 election ushered in Republican super-majorities to both North Carolina's state Senate and its House of Representatives (collectively, ...
|NC is the New Crazy, Volume I. (What your state legislator is trying to pull over on you now)
Don't you believe it for a minute, kid. Keep your eye on him. Ever since the 2010 election ushered in Republican super-majorities to both North Carolina's state Senate and its House of ...
|North Carolina's two senators oppose Greensboro native Loretta Lynch
North Carolina's two Republican senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both oppose the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. What's odd about that is Ms. Lynch grew up ...
|Onward, Christian Soldiers: bad 'sincerely held religious objection' laws protect racial hatred
This is the second in a series of articles exploring how post-legalization anti-marriage equality bills, currently working their way through state legislatures, threaten to trivialize the ...
|Two NC lawmakers draft guns-for-teachers bill for one Christian school, not even in their districts
Well, this is a headscratcher. While doing some citizen lobbying today at the N.C. General Assembly with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, we spoke with legislators about a bill filed earlier this ...
|Sharia law: North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays
Not on Magistrate Smith's watch, you don't. This is the first in a series of articles exploring how post-legalization anti-marriage equality bills, currently working their way through state ...
|My Letter to Editor refuting conservative economics - printed!
One week ago, BeninSC posted a diary noting that the Republicans are "a party of Orwellian deception" and urging us to ...shine the biggest light on the superiority of Democratic morality. Of doing ...
|BREAKING: Univ. of North Carolina Board of Governors officially kills Chapel Hill's Poverty Center
For background on this story see the previous diary, Wealthy, vindictive, Republican UNC Board of Governors silences law school's Poverty Center . In a meeting barred to protestors, the Republican-...
|Citizen lobbying on a snow day at the NC General Assembly
Well, it's that time again: The N.C. General Assembly (NCGA) meets for a "long session" every other year, when it deals with the majority of bills that have budgetary implications. Our last long ...
|Wealthy, vindictive, Republican UNC Board of Governors silences law school's Poverty Center
Because in the right-to-work paradise of North Carolina no child goes to bed hungry or without electricity...right? I mean, that's right, isn't it? In a move that surprised no one, last week a ...
|Shooting Looms Over NC Moral March
"For many, the Moral Monday Movement really is an expression of the Spirit’s power at work in our midst, overcoming divisions of color, class, and creed and uniting us as only God could do. ...
|Fusion Power: Throngs march on North Carolina's capitol for justice, equality and sustainability
Unfortunately, some are more equal than others. A black child born in North Carolina today is nearly three times more likely to die in infancy than is a white child. This disparity in infant ...
|"Love and Justice" at Moral March in Raleigh NC, on Valentine's Day
Thousands of activists and protestors gathered again this year for the HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh, North Carolina. As usual, it was virtually ignored by the national media, but was covered by ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||02/15/2015||23||83||1||-|
|Man charged in killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina
There's not much yet information public on the killing of three young Muslims in Chapel ...
|Republican senator admits his own plan for Obamacare replacement won't happen
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) A handful of Republican chairmen released a "blueprint" ...
|Thom Tillis: Kochs' New Postulate
Left: Robert Heinrich Herbert Koch, father of modern bacteriology, discoverer of the causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax, and exponent of Koch's Postulates. Right: David Hamilton ...
|NC-Gov & Sen: PPP Has McCrory (R) & Burr (R) Leading Opponents But Approval Numbers Still Mediocre
Some mixed news out of North Carolina today courtesy of PPP. First, there's Governor Pat McCrory (R. NC): http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/02/burr-mccrory-lead-despite-low-approvals....
|Republican senator says restaurants should be able to opt-out of mandatory handwashing
Do you think restaurants should be able to opt out? North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is not so sure we need laws requiring food service employees to wash ...
|Why progressive North Carolinians will march on Raleigh Feb. 14th - and why you should join us
2014's Moral March on Raleigh Saturday morning, February 14th, will witness the 9th annual Moral March on Raleigh and People's Assembly, organized as always by North Carolina's remarkable chapter ...
|DKos Asheville: Open Thread
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville. This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, January 31st. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|Epic Takedown of Art Pope
Art Pope, North Carolina's own version of the Koch Bros, has a 'nonprofit' called Civitas, a 'Conservative Watchdog' group that claims to be all about small government and exposing wasted taxpayer ...
|Renee Ellmers tries to save GOP from itself on rape, may get nuked for her troubles
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) If you told me back in January of 2011 that North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers— Renee Ellmers! —would not be crazy enough for the GOP in just four years time ... well, ...
|Art Pope's paranoid new website
Apparently, despite the right wing's gerrymandered stranglehold on the NCGA, "in North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media,
|Trial date set for Charlotte police officer in shooting of unarmed man
A brief update on the Jonathan Ferrell case: We learned yesterday, 20 Jan 2015, that a trial date has been set for the officer, Randall Kerrick. The trial is scheduled to begin 20 July 2015 in ...
|NCDP "Flat Broke and in Debt $129,000"
Amazing: What a headline for a story…… Need I say more? It appears from a story in "bluenc" by Betsy Muse on Thu, 01/15/2015 that our most excellent Democratic party here in North Carolina ...
|Diocese Of Charlotte Fires Gay Teacher. Outrage, Please?
Apparently, there was just a rally in Atlanta in support of Kelvin Cochran, the former Atlanta Fire Chief fired for distributing a homophobic book to colleagues at work against their will, and then ...
|NH, AZ & NC-Sen: Ayotte (R), McCain (R) & Burr (R) Look To Restrict Obama On Gitmo
Send in the clowns: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/13/obama-guantanamo_n_6463392.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|Two groups file ethics complaints against Carolinas politicians
Well, it didn't take long for the Tea Bag/Republican governors of both North Carolina, and South Carolina to come under suspicion, and complaints for ethic violations. In our state of North Carolina,
|NC-Sen: Richard Burr (R) Officially Declares He's Running For A Third Term
Game on: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/228737-sen-burr-says-hell-run-for-...
|NC-Gov: McCrory (R) To Meet With Obama To Discuss Medicaid Expansion
Sounds like someone's worried about his re-election prospects: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/north-carolina-medicaid-expansion-...
|The Death of Lennon Lacy: Salacious Rumors and Disturbing Facts
As many here are aware, I have spent the last few weeks looking into the death of Lennon Lacy, an African American high school junior found hanging from a swing set in a predominantly white trailer ...
|Missing Workers In North Carolina
As most people know, the unemployment rate released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not accurately reflect the civilian workforce. Economics 101 teaches that the basic concepts involved in ...
|NC Abortion Clinic Public Hearings
Friday will be the first public hearing on new rules put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the accountability at abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood in NC, NARAL Pro-...
|Thom Tillis Fighting for North Carolina
Newly-minted Senator-elect Thom Tillis was making the social rounds in Asheville this past weekend at an annual event held by ...
|Want to send a Message to Sellout Democrats? There's only One Way.
I first became politically active here in my "red" mountain North Carolina County in 1990 (the first Harvey Gantt vs Jesse Helms race). At that time, the local Democratic and Republican parties were ...
|The Best Explanation For How Lennon Lacy Hung Himself: Magic
On Friday morning, August 29, 17 year old African American Lennon Lacy, of rural Bladenboro, North Carolina, was allegedly found hanging from a children’s swing set in a predominantly white ...
|North Carolina's Republican incumbents start out with an early but not invincible lead for 2016
Republican Gov.Pat McCrory ...
|Lee County (finally) comes out swinging in coal ash debate
It ain’t over until it’s over. At least that’s what Lee County Manager John Crumpton thinks.
|Reintroducing the Lennon Lacy Case – A Possible Lynching in North Carolina
To look and not see. To listen and not hear. This is how Claudia Lacy of Bladenboro, North Carolina, describes her life since the morning of August 29th. The morning her son, Lennon, an African ...
|North Carolina's Ash Tray
Residents of a small trailer park off Colon Road in Sanford North Carolina didn’t know that their community will soon become a dumping ground for millions of tons of potentially toxic coal ash. ...
|New Duke Study: Republican Gerrymandering Cost Dems 3-4 Congressional Seats in NC in 2012
Back in 2012, Democrats won 48.8% of the popular vote in congressional races to the Republican's 47.6%, a lead of over 1.4 million votes nationwide. Despite that, Republicans had a margin of 33 seats,
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||11/29/2014||5||6||1||-|
|Breaking: Expert Pathologist Challenges Police Handling of Lennon Lacy Hanging. Disturbing Details.
Dr. Christena L. Roberts, an NAACP-retained expert pathologist, has released her review of the “procedures followed by local and state authorities in handling the purported ‘suicide’” of 17 ...
|Updated: Why Isn’t A Possible Lynching in NC National News?
Lennon Lacy was a 17 year old African American high school student whose body was found hanging from a children’s swing set in a largely white mobile home park in rural North Carolina less than ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: North Carolina Democrats get ready for another intense race
North Carolina Republican Gov. ...
|Drunken GOP operative gets free pass as NC television station buries story
In all the excitement over the Republican victory wave Tuesday night, at least one GOP attack dog found himself on the wrong end of way too many drinks. Not only that, he also found himself in ...
|NC-Sen: Wired Explains How Pro-NSA Chair Richard Burr (R) May Not Be As Powerful As We Think||poopdogcomedy||11/07/2014||6||5||-||-|
|The NC Senate Race--a few thoughts
Boy it was tough last night, especially after all of the work our family did along with thousands of other dedicated staff and volunteers. We were so sure that Hagan would win. And then that ...
|Paging Triangle NC Kossacks
I am dejected about last night's results but in no way do I feel defeated. In fact, I am pretty fired up. And it is a good thing too because this isn't a fight we can just give up on. I believe in ...
|We are GOTV in NC today!
I'm taking a quick break from canvassing to eat a little lunch and write this diary. I am canvassing a very Democratic area in Durham today. In this neighborhood, I am finding a ton of support for ...
|That's One Vote For Kay
I live in Charlotte NC. I just voted for Kay Hagen this morning arriving at 10 AM. Shockingly there was a line. I voted in precinct 20. I was voter 272. When I left there were 30-40 people behind ...
|All is Well in NC
It is going to be a beautiful fall day in North Carolina, a terrific day to go out and vote. Kay Hagan is up by 4 % in the last two polls (Likely Voter) and is leading by 7 with registered voters. ...
|We sure do need to vote NOW!!! The Rev. Dr. William Barber's stirring GOTV sermon from 2 years ago
If you need to get revved up, watch this and tweet this and facebook this and send it to your friends, especially African American friends in the hotly contested states: disclaimer: this video is ...
|GA, IA, KS, NC & NH-Sen: Final Solo PPP Polls Show Toss Ups All Around
Michelle Nunn (D. GA) Ok, so today I released polling results from PPP that they conducted on behalf of the Center For American Progress showing tight races all around. These polling results are PPP'
|MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) Teams Up With MoveOn.org To Help Out With GOTV To Save The Senate
Received this e-mail today from Senator Al Franken (D. MN) on behalf of MoveOn.org to help out with GOTV:
|GA, KS, NC & NH-Sen: PPP/Center For American Progress Show Tight Races In GA, KS, NC & NH||poopdogcomedy||11/03/2014||25||23||2||-|
We got it going on here in Wake County, the Triangle, and North Carolina. Watch, Share, and GOTV!
|North Carolina turns blue (#5, 11/1): Repent! The end is near
Heading towards the Nov. 4th finish line, Dems have racked up a big lead in early voting. This is Part 5 of a 6-part series. Collect the whole set:
|N Carolina Blue: Big Jump in Early Dem Votes & New Black Voters - Thanks Rev. Barber
North Carolina early voting through the next to last day. Democratic votes are 124% of 2010 vs 103% for Republicans. ...
|North Carolina turns blue (#4; 10/30): Voter suppression FAIL Edition
There: we're fixing it. This is Part 4 of a 6-part series. Collect the whole set: 1 (10/27),
|North Carolina turns blue (#3: 10/29 Edition): New index trending liberal
See text for discussion of what the LCT Index is, is not, and how to interpret it. This is Part 3 of a 6-part series. Collect the whole set:
|Canvassing in North Carolina
This is my first attempt at a diary here on Daily Kos! I have been canvassing for the Hagan campaign for a few weeks now. I live in Durham County which is the bluest county in the state. In my ...
|Calling All NC Kossacks
I can supply you with a list of likely "Drop Off" voters in your precinct.
|Kay Hagan campaign sign burned in NC family's yard
This is beyond disgusting. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A Huntersville** family is angry and frightened after someone burned a campaign sign in their front yard. Kenya Goldsberry wasn't home when the ...
|NC-Sen: Early voting in NC beating 2010 pace
Some encouraging news--early voting numbers in North Carolina are running well ahead of the pace from 2010 , even though the GOP-controlled General Assembly cut a week from the early voting period. ...
|Christian Dem in NC||10/29/2014||26||14||-||-|
|North Carolina turns blue! Early voting data deep dive (#2: 10/28 Edition)
Voting is heavy this year in North Carolina. But if you think that's exciting, wait till you see what's below the fold. This is Part 2 of a 6-part series. Collect the whole set:
|GA-Gov/Sen & NC-Sen: More Than Half Of 2014 Sunday Early Voters In GA & NC Are Black
This is very encouraging: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/upshot/data-from-sunday-points-to-black-churches-role-in-mobilizing-voters.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=...
|NC-Sen: NOM Attacks Kay Hagan (D) For Supporting Judge Everyone Else Supported Too
So stupid: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/kay-hagan-gay-marriage_n_6063896.html The National Organization for Marriage launched a new ad ...
|North Carolina turns blue! Early voting data deep dive (10/27 Edition)
This is Part 1 of a 6-part series. Collect the whole set: 1 (10/27), 2 (10/28), 3 (...
|Daily Kos Elections Early Voting Report: Kay Hagan is getting the turnout she needs
North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Are Kay ...
|North Carolina Weekend Numbers are Great!
The numbers for the weekend of early voting are in and, to quote Tony the Tiger, Threeeere Great! Using the numbers from ncvotetracker.com which is a project of the Civitas Institute: 48.4 % of ...
|NC-Sen: Monmouth University Polling Has Kay Hagan (D) Leading Thom Tillis (R) 48-46
Some good news: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/kay-hagan-thom-tillis-monmouth-university-...
|Very Important Activism
With a couple of hours on my hands before my next canvassing shift to get out the vote here in central North Carolina, I decided to take a few minutes to do something really significant. I created ...
|North Carolina governor's hired gun, Butch Bowers, attacks Rev. William Barber and the NC NAACP
On the first day of early voting this year, North Carolinians faced unprecedented lines at the polls thanks to Republicans' new voter suppression laws. Gov. McCrory's attorney, Butch Bowers, thinks ...
|Early Voting in North Carolina
Early voting began in North Carolina on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and word on the ground is that the Hagan campaign, working in conjunction with a host of other organizations, has the machinery in ...
|Daily Kos Elections Early Voting Report: Florida and North Carolina Democrats seeing what they need
Democrat Charlie ...
|Koch Brothers spending $ on ads sending youth to NC "Weed Candidate".
A Koch Brothers group is trying to get Thom Tillis elected to US Senate in North Carolina by steering younger voters to the 3rd Party Libertarian "Weed" Candidate. The strategy is meant to siphon ...
|North Carolina Republicans still trying to suppress the student vote
Students at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, protest efforts to keep them from voting last year. If you can be drafted at 18, be sent overseas to kill and die ...
|Update, the #'s/Victory photos/Students lined up and voting in the now famous Plemmons Student Union
4:51 PM PT : According to the Watauga County Elections Director, more than 700 people voted at the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of ASU today, the largest turnout of all the early sites: ...
|UPDATE: WE Won! Rev. William Barber excites our local activists
Moral March to the Polls Forward Together Tour... Today, a brisk wind and first cold of the season did not dampen the crowd's enthusiasm. Rev. William Barber came to town. And his timing could ...
|Thom Tillis, one-time Medicaid expansion killer, now says North Carolina should consider it
What a difference a tight poll in a general election makes. Case in point, Thom Tillis, the tea party Republican and state Speaker of the House in North Carolina, now running against Sen. Kay Hagan ...
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