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11-17-14 NCPW cartoonNC Policy Watch cartoonist John Cole — who , by the way, is always expressing his own opinions and voice in his work — drew the cartoon at left describing the impending change in the leadership of the state Democratic Party this week. This provoked some critical emails from defenders of the outgoing chief, Randy Voller.

Although NC Policy Watch is a proudly nonpartisan organization that criticizes politicians of all parties, we recognize that Voller’s occasionally tumultuous tenure at the the Democratic Party has provoked a lot of strong feelings — both pro and con — amongst our readers. So, in the interest of letting everyone who wants to to have their say, we’re re-running the cartoon here on The Pulse this morning (our main site is not set up for public comments).

Fire away. We know that both John Cole (one of the nation’s best cartoonists, who writes for multiple publications) and Randy Voller (who’s weathered many a political storm) can take it.

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Assuming North Carolina doesn’t have a hurricane of its own to contend with, the Democratic Party will gather in Charlotte for four full days next week to renominate President Obama.

In anticipation, Andria Krewson of the Chalotte Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has prepared a list of resources for journalists which you can read by clicking here.

The ACLU of North Carolina has also prepared a “Know your rights at the DNC” video for journalists, demonstrators and others in attendance. Click here for more information.

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One of the most interesting and ironic charges leveled by House Speaker Thom Tillis and the other defenders of the secret legislative session the other morning is the assertion that the NC Association of Educators is “an arm of the Democratic Party.”

But, of course, as NCAE Government Relations manager Brian Lewis noted the other day, Read More