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Political Cartoon: Tax reform

    Political Cartoon: Tax reform

Political Cartoon by Ron Rogers

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Activists warn about North Carolina judicial redistricting scheme

    Activists warn about North Carolina judicial redistricting scheme

At last week’s 74th Annual N.C. NAACP Convention in Raleigh, legal activists fighting against illegal North Carolina voting laws and redistricting, warned that Republican-led legislative leaders are moving steadily, especially

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Latest GOP health care repeal would devastate African-Americans To the Editor: As one of the more disrespectful riffs in his campaign trail speeches, [President Donald] Trump would infamously ask African-Americans,

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Democrats concerned as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

    Democrats concerned  as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

When the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly reconvenes for its second Special Session of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon, expect judicial redistricting to be front in center.

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Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

    Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

To many legal experts, it’s hard to believe that Republican legislative leaders deliberately redrew new voting maps for the state House and Senate – as ordered by a three-judge federal court – without incorporating race as one of the nine criteria guiding the process. After all, it was the abusive, and according to the US Supreme Court, illegal use of race by Republican mapmakers in drawing the 2011 redistricting plan that earned the ire of the federal court – namely the stacking and packing of black voters into 28 of 170 districts across the state in order to severely weaken their influence in legislative races, thus giving the GOP super-majorities in both houses.

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GOP warned: Be fair in redistricting maps

    GOP warned: Be fair in redistricting maps

What kind of legislative voting district maps will the Republican leadership of the N.C. General Assembly?

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Rep. Adams says GOP leaders “don’t give a damn about citizens”

    Rep. Adams says GOP leaders “don’t give a damn about citizens”

Noting that the N.C. Republican legislative leadership is “dragging their feet” about doing anything that would fairly represent voters when

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Letters to the Editor: Voting rights, Trump and healthcare

    Letters to the Editor: Voting rights, Trump and healthcare

Supreme Court rejects N.C. General Assembly voting rights actions To the Editor: Today [Monday, May 15] we experience a victory

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High Court puts hold on special elections in N.C.

    High Court puts hold on special elections in N.C.

BY CASH MICHAELS  FOR THE CHRONICLE As Republican lawmakers had hoped, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a hold on

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Commentary: Enough is enough: A call for the economic boycott of North Carolina

    Commentary: Enough is enough: A call for the economic boycott of North Carolina

William J. Barber Guest Columnist In recent years, since extremists took over the GOP in North Carolina, my home state

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