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October 11, 2016

As reports of widespread destruction due to Hurricane Matthew continue to increase, it is worth remembering that our Governor, Pat McCrory, decided to pull $500,000 from North Carolina's disaster relief fund back in August in order to defend his implementation of the discriminatory House Bill 2.

August 23, 2016

Nearly five months ago, a group of seven migrant farmworkers filed a lawsuit against Jackson Farming Company after enduring several infringements on their rights. The owner of Jackson Farming Company is North Carolina State Senator Brent Jackson.

February 23, 2016
In a recent ruling handed down by a federal court, the drawing of North Carolina’s congressional districts was ruled unconstitutional. The North Carolina General Assembly now has until February 19 to redraw the districts, with special attention on two districts that the court found to be the product of a racial gerrymander—District 1 and District 12.
October 21, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

"I've been a Democrat since I was 18 years old. I know I don't fit inside the Democrats right now," said Rep. Paul Tine last year after announcing his defection from the Democratic Party.

October 16, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

At 35 years of age, Brian Brown has had a meteoric rise to state level power.  As owner of a catering company with involvement in civic groups such as the Rotary and St. Peter Catholic Church but without a background in politics, Brown narrowly defeated incumbent Democrat Marian McLawhorn in 2012.

September 20, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

By definition if you are reading this, you are a lover of politics.  If you have broad social intercourse, perhaps even discussing politics at a bar at the risk of violating custom.  No doubt at one point your verbal sparring partner attempted to shut you down based on his or her military service.

September 2, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

July 22, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

June 1, 2015


By John Sanford Friedrich

“They like having a day when they don't have to worry about being hit by a stray bullet in the woods,” reported Mark Barrett for the Asheville Citizen-Times, speaking of worried hikers.  We all like to have such days, but as HB640 looks primed to launch, there will be no guaranteed times one can expect not to be shot.

May 15, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

Duke Power recently took a hit to the tune of 102 million dollars for its negligence resulting in the Dan River Disaster.  If HB405 sails through the State Senate, employees could face a fine of $5,000 per day for videotaping the ‘non-public’ portions of their workplace.