Uncategorized

The N&O gets it right

This morning’s editorial in Raleigh’s News & Observer does a good job of capturing the essence of the special session/hate fest taking place in the state Legislative Building this week.  

“This is a misguided cause, mean and vindictive and discriminatory, motivated by a cold-blooded extremism. At a time when Republicans should be trying to prove themselves as leaders, they are doing just the opposite.”

And be sure to watch the video posted below by Clayton Henkel of some of the highlights of the many eloquent speeches delivered in opposition to the Tillis/Berger marriage amendment. It might keep you going today and help you get ready for the fight ahead.  

4 Comments


  1. Lisa

    September 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    If this goes through the Senate, doesn’t the Governor have to sign it? and what is her position? Also, who writes the language for the ballot?

  2. Rob Schofield

    September 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

    No role for the Guv. Goes right to the ballot as it appears in the bill.

  3. Roger Hartley

    September 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Am I right that the house version would hold the election during the primary? If so, it will ensure passage in the vote.

    Ive calked legislators, read a of the great opeds

  4. Roger Hartley

    September 13, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Im hearing that GOP Senators Stevrns and Hartsell are on the fence. Call them today. I did.

Check Also

NC business owner explains need for paid leave law

In case you missed it earlier this week, ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Jim Womack has a reputation in North Carolina for being many things, but a conservationist isn’t one [...]

Just days after a North Carolina official tapped a Robeson County elementary for a controversial cha [...]

Two groups seeking state contracts to run struggling North Carolina schools have professional ties t [...]

North Carolinians will lose their “precious right to vote,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader [...]

The folks running the General Assembly reached a new low this week in their efforts to dismantle our [...]

National civil rights leaders call for the rejection of North Carolina’s Thomas Farr [Editor’s note: [...]

Budgets matter, both within government and inside each household across America, because they demons [...]

Why the legislature now operates this way and why it’s a big problem The North Carolina General Asse [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more