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Conservative group demands emails, phone records of UNC anti-poverty crusader after critical newspaper column

November 21, 2013 - The Civitas Institute, a think tank founded and funded by GOP mega-donor and NC budget director Art Pope, demanded emails and other records from UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity Director Gene Nichol shortly after he published a column blasting the McCrory administration. Is this yet another fishing expedition aimed at harassing an outspoken academic?

Hot Southern races for 2006

November 18, 2005 - The SouthNow blog of the Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill (whew) has been doing an excellent week of coverage on hot Southern political races to watch for 2006.