North Carolina has dropped to 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in terms of our per-student support for K–12 public schools.
My father is 83 now, and his health is declining. In mid-April, my brother called: "You need to get up here now."
Motherhood is the leading cause of poverty for single women. The problem is that we've come to accept this as the status quo when someone chooses to mother outside our cultural norm of marriage.
Letters to the Editor
"Thank you many times over for posting the week's N.C. legislative bills passed. Also for the statistics page. Both are very helpful in keeping abreast of the insanity of the radical Republicans in our state government."
In Raleigh's Moore Square and around Main Street in Durham, we ignore people who we assume don't have housing. Rocky and those like him go to Love Wins or the Maurin House to find eye contact, to hear a "good morning," to be a part of their cities.
The best thing about Protzman is that he isn't a politician, and he has a near-compulsion to say what he thinks in the most direct, if sometimes profane, way.
With Barber at the helm, the protests are becoming national news, with Raleigh bidding to be in 2013 what Madison, Wis., was in 2011—the epicenter of the national struggle for the soul of state governments across the country.