After Latest Blow to Voting Rights, Justice Sotomayor Warns of 'Serious Costs to Our Democracy' 

On Monday, the Supreme Court largely sided with Texas and North Carolina in cases challenging the fairness of their legislative maps. Per CNN, this means that officials will probably use those congressional district maps in the upcoming midterm elections, which is good news for racists and Donald Trump, and bad news…

GOP Lawmaker Calls Abe Lincoln the 'Same Sort of Tyrant' As Hitler, Thinks the Civil War Was 'Unnecessary'

North Carolina rep. Larry Pittman was evidently not in great spirits yesterday after his unconstitutional bill to restore a same-sex marriage ban in the state was slapped down by the Republican House Speaker. And what do Republican officials apparently love to do when the going gets tough? Make an extremely offensive…

North Carolina Lawmakers Can't Reach an Agreement on How to Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

Late last year North Carolina lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement after a nine-hour special session intended to repeal H.B. 2, the transphobic and disgustingly discriminatory “bathroom bill.” On Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to the table with a “common-sense compromise” that no one seems to be…

North Carolina's New Governor Threatens to Sue State GOP Over Some Fuckery They're Trying to Pull 

North Carolina Republicans aren’t excited about their incoming Democratic governor, which is understandable. But instead of swallowing their rage and increasing their night-drinking like the rest of us are doing to cope with impending political change, they just passed a blizzard of bills to limit his power. Unamused,…

Officer Who Killed Keith Lamont Scott Will Not Be Charged, District Attorney Says

Charlotte, North Carolina police officer Brentley Vinson, who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September, will not be charged, the DA’s office announced Wednesday. Scott’s family has said that he was sitting quietly in his car when Vinson approached him. The District Attorney’s Office said today they have…

Hey, This Is Bad: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Is Refusing to Concede An Election He Lost [Updated]

After trying—and failing—to disenfranchise black voters on election day with strict voter identification requirements, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is now refusing to concede to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, who is ahead in the count by a small but significant (and growing) margin of 6,600 votes.…

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