August 29, 2014 1:54 PM

For Tar Heel time, set your clock back 100 years

Just as had been done after 1898, Republicans attacked voting rights, taxes, public schools and added to them contemporary issues of gays and abortion. The new GOP-dominated legislature passed the nation’s most restrictive voter ID law and lowered taxes on the wealthy – causing a half-billion revenue shortfall – thus starving schools and infrastructure. In four years they laid waste to 40 years of moderate progress.

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