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Moral MondaysICYMI, an editorial in this morning’s edition of the Greensboro News & Record calls for the dismissal of charges against all Moral Monday protesters and a coherent rewrite of the the rules regulating protests in the state Legislative Building:

“This has been bungled from the start. Demonstrators who gathered in the second-floor lobby of the Legislative Building on Monday evenings last year never should have been arrested. They were expressing their disapproval of Republican policies but did not impede legislators from going about their business. If they had become overly disruptive, they could have been escorted out of the building. At no time did they attempt to occupy the facility beyond the hours when it’s normally open to the public.

Instead, over the course of the General Assembly session, 945 people were taken into custody and charged with trespassing, failing to disperse and violating building rules…. Read More

Pat McCrory 5In case you missed it, check out yesterday’s edition of the Fitzsimon File for a neat summary of Governor McCrory’s latest long, strange week. As Chris notes:

“McCrory ran for office promising to change what he kept calling ‘the culture of corruption’ in Raleigh. Who knew he was planning to replace it with a culture of chaos in the governor’s office?”

This morning’s Greensboro News & Record picks up on the same theme with an editorial about the man who grew up nearby and who now inhabits the Governor’s office entitled “McCrory puzzles.’

“People struggling to understand Pat McCrory might give up after Wednesday. The governor delighted some, angered others and confused most everyone.” Read More