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"This council is young, queer, and bold. How can we not have fun?" Read more

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“I regret that this happened, and also regret the impact it’s had on the productivity and, frankly, the civility of this council.” Read more

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Let’s love on lemurs, hate on ICE, and dunk on Thom Tillis. Read more

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He’s the culmination of a half-century of calculated cynicism that stoked racial resentment, and three decades of Fox News and talk-radio propaganda that laid the groundwork for an army of angry, aggrieved white men. Read more

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It won’t work. It’s politically risky. But for congressional Democrats, it’s a constitutional imperative. Read more

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Spin all you want, but there’s no vindication in Mueller’s report. Read more

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Cox previously tried to get the city’s utilities director disciplined for refusing to reroute the project, which the city’s staff says is impossible because of nearby wetlands. Read more

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Baloch says the city’s old problems require fresh eyes and innovative ideas. Read more

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A dispatch from Facebook jail in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Read more


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In an exclusive interview, Mary-Ann Baldwin talks to us about getting back into Raleigh’s political fray. Read more

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McFarlane is done. Who will take her place? Read more

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Through her recent book, Deondra Rose examines the role that higher education policies have played in empowering American women. Read more

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An interview with UNC political scientists Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler on Trump, authoritarianism, and why conservatives love terrible television. Read more

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The dishes we eat challenge us to reexamine what being American means Read more


In a video entitled Voter Fraud 101 Dan Forest (falsely) decries "rampant" voter fraud ... and gives step-by-step directions on how to do it. Read more

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