Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

A tangled plan ensnared McCrory in HB2

The fallout from House Bill 2, with its usurpation of local powers and its codification of discrimination, is broad and ongoing. But one aspect of this legislative disaster remains mysterious and unexplored: How did a bill packed with so many profoundly divisive provisions get swept through the legislature in a one-day special session and signed into law within hours of its passage?

Ned Barnett

In today’s politics, voters don’t rule

It’s impressive that Donald Trump could bring out 10,000 people in Fayetteville on Wednesday night. And it’s remarkable that the once-marginal Bernie Sanders drew an overflow crowd of several thousand at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on Friday afternoon.

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