A new documentary produced by students at Duke University in collaboration with the voting-rights watchdog group Democracy NC puts recent laws restricting the minority vote in historical context.
Right-wing donors like the Koch brothers and Art Pope rail against the use of public money to level the campaign finance playing field. But their use of nonprofit charities -- which benefit from government subsidies -- for political activities is coming under growing scrutiny.
Democrats and voting rights advocates successfully rebuffed an effort to pass a voter photo ID requirement in North Carolina in 2011. Now state Republicans are giving mixed signals about whether voter ID is back on the agenda.
The two-year anniversary of Citizens United -- and Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC -- have pushed the issue of money in politics into center stage. The question now: How best to reign in Big Money's big influence?
North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope doesn't like the media attention he's received since a New Yorker profile pushed him and his political empire into the national spotlight three weeks ago. Here's why he deserves all the public scrutiny -- and more.