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Republicans push to remove literacy test from state Constitution

State Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants to remove the state's Jim Crow-era literacy test for voters. It "ought to be out of our constitution," Berger said. In 1900, during Jim Crow, the literacy test requirement was added to the state Constitution.

Alex Baltzegar
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US Appeals Court backs WakeMed in fight over car crash victims’ benefits

A unanimous federal Appeals Court panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling favoring WakeMed in a dispute with car crash victims. Appellate judges ruled that the hospital did not deceive patients when asking them to sign certain forms in exchange for treatment.

CJ Staff
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Common Cause rejects request for new N.C. Supreme Court redistricting hearing as ‘frivolous’

Left-of-center activist group Common Cause is urging the N.C. Supreme Court to reject a new hearing in the Harper v. Hall redistricting case. In paperwork filed Monday, Common Cause labels the request from Republican state legislative leaders a “frivolous petition.”

CJ Staff

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Elections

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Rep. Jon Hardister is eyeing commissioner of Labor role

As soon as first-term Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson made the surprise announcement that he would not run again, Guilford County state Rep. Jon Hardister, a Republican, began hearing from supporters that he should consider the role. Contacted this week, Hardister told CJ he is highly motivated to seek the position after a successful decade in...

Dallas Woodhouse
Opinion

On polls, Hispanics, and the suburbs

In much of the country, the Republican Party fell well short of expectations in the 2022 midterms. Flawed GOP nominees in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Arizona lost winnable races for U.S. Senate, thus consigning their party to another two years in the minority. Democrats lost their U.S. House majority but only by a sliver...

John Hood

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes debate over Leandro education funding

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the debate over funding the Leandro education spending plan in North Carolina. King offered these comments during the Jan. 27, 2023, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

Donna King
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Former Gorbachev adviser Yuri Maltsev discusses ‘curse’ of Russia’s natural resources in 2013

Economist Yuri Maltsev, an adviser to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev before a 1989 defection to the United States, died in January 2023. In April 2013 Maltsev spoke with Carolina Journal Radio about the “curse” of Russia’s abundant natural resources.

Mitch Kokai
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Locke’s Mitch Kokai assesses AG Stein’s entry into 2024 N.C. governor’s race

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s announcement that he’s running for governor in 2024. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 20, 2023, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

Mitch Kokai
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Watergate Exposed: Revisiting the national scandal 50 years later

January 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Watergate investigation. President Nixon had been seeking reelection. His “burglars” broke into the Watergate building and planted listening devices to learn about his opponent. His hardball politics soon caught up with him. A year-long investigation ensued, and Nixon eventually resigned rather than face impeachment....

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring