December 13, 2018 -
While shocking reports emerged from Bladen and Robeson counties about years of absentee ballot fraud, the North Carolina legislature rushed to pass a voter ID bill — which would do nothing to address the problem that's cast doubt on the outcome of a congressional race. That absentee ballots were vulnerable to fraud should have come as no surprise to lawmakers.
November 16, 2018 -
Republican-drawn congressional maps dramatically undercut Democratic candidates' ability to win in Southern states in 2018.
October 5, 2018 -
The policy prohibits the Medicaid program from covering abortion, thus denying low-income people access to abortion care.
August 29, 2018 -
This week's federal ruling that North Carolina's congressional maps are unconstitutionally designed for GOP advantage adds to the uncertainty over the looming election. But it also offers a chance for the state's voters to cast their ballots in a fair contest for the first time in years — as long as Trump's Supreme Court nominee doesn't get in the way.
July 26, 2018 -
Vernon Haltom of West Virginia's Coal River Mountain Watch was among those who testified about coal's future before a congressional subcommittee this week. The testimony of Haltom — whose group is working to end mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — details what boosting coal means for the communities where it's extracted.
July 19, 2018 -
A campaign to encourage politicians to reject contributions from electric utility monopolies aims to recast Virginia politics-as-usual as unethical. Though the pledge effort is meeting opposition from those who benefit under the current conflict-ridden system, it's still going strong — and has spread beyond the state.
June 29, 2018 -
Dealing a blow to the labor movement that will disproportionately affect people of color, the conservative majority's ruling that public-sector workers represented by unions should be able to pay nothing for that representation endorses a policy first promoted in the 1940s South by pro-segregation business interests hostile to organized labor because of its work on behalf of racial justice.