December 9, 2016 -
It's rumored that North Carolina lawmakers will consider a bill during next week's special session to expand the state's high court by two members, giving Republicans control back after they lost it in last month's election. The move would fit a broader national trend of court packing for partisan gain.
December 5, 2014 -
Duke University researchers have published a study that uses math to show just how wildly North Carolina's congressional districts misrepresent the will of voters. The findings comes amid a growing push for nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering.
August 29, 2013 -
The conservative mega-donor, now the state budget director, played important but behind-the-scenes roles in the passage of one of the nation's most restrictive voting laws, from ginning up fear of voter fraud to backing politicians who fought for voting restrictions.
June 13, 2013 -
For more than a decade, North Carolina's Republican mega-donor fought tirelessly to stop the state's pioneering program to free judges from special interest influence. This week, Pope's crusade came to a victorious end.
March 28, 2012 -
The same week that internal memos reveal how anti-gay marriage advocates attempted to sow discord among allies, the debate over Amendment One in North Carolina shows growing rifts in the conservative movement.
March 22, 2012 -
A leading writer for the John Locke Foundation, a conservative NC think tank backed by Art Pope, resigns after posting an image of President Obama showing him in chains next to a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The group has issued an apology, but their statement raises as many questions as it answers.