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New details emerge on Gov. McCrory's Duke Energy money ties   |   April 22, 2014
As the U.S. Department of Justice continues to probe the relationship between North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's (R) administration and Duke Energy following the company's...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will dark money lift Gov. McCrory's sinking popularity?   |   September 20, 2013
Year in which allies of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) formed a private political nonprofit called the Foundation for North Carolina to promote his agenda: 2012 As a so-...

 

In oil-producing regions, even minor hurricanes cause major environmental damage   |   August 21, 2013
We're now approaching the peak of hurricane season, with forecasters predicting a higher-than-average number of storms this year. As many as three to five are expected to...

 

NC legislature slows fracking rush, renews push for offshore drilling   |   July 29, 2013
North Carolina has a governor and legislative leadership eager to welcome the natural gas industry to the state. But in the legislative session that ended last week, that...

 

Gov. McCrory's disconnect on beaches and offshore drilling   |   February 20, 2013
In his first State of the State address this week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called for moving forward with oil and gas exploration off the state's coast, reporting that...

 

We subsidized it   |   August 31, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest We Built It. The Romney campaign and the wider conservative movement believe they have a winner in a slogan designed to refute President Obama...

 

How the South Carolina 'dead voters' hoax collapsed   |   February 24, 2012
Last month, officials in South Carolina, facing resistance from the Department of Justice to their new voter ID law, concocted a ghoulish tale of dead voters taking over the state...

 

Unions in the crosshairs   |   February 22, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest "We'll make the unions understand full well that they are not needed, not wanted, and not welcome in the State of South Carolina,...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Feds block South Carolina's attack on voting rights   |   January 20, 2012
Date on which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at a South Carolina rally protesting the state's law requiring residents to show a driver's license, passport or...

 

Voter ID cases could test Voting Rights Act   |   January 12, 2012
Since 1965, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has been a key tool used by civil rights and election reform advocates to protect the franchise in the South. By requiring states...

 

South Carolina primary a test of Tea Party's strength   |   January 5, 2012
After Iowa's inconclusive GOP presidential primary, eyes are turning southward to the next primaries on the calendar, including the January 21 contest in South Carolina. South...

 

What is the Justice Department doing about Southern voting rights?   |   November 3, 2011
It's no secret: Over the last year, state legislatures -- largely those run by Republicans -- have taken up and in many cases passed a series of laws that create new obstacles...