People are rightly horrified by this news out of Virginia that a doctor performed hysterectomies on women without their consent. But last century, forced involuntary sterilization was official state policy in Virginia, North Carolina, and other states.
Last week, the Charlotte Observer published an article on the intersection of wages and affordable housing. The story reads: Consider Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis as a math problem. Housing costs are too high. Wages are too low. How do you solve it? So far, the community has focused on half…
The News & Observer today reports on a forum in Durham on raising the minimum wage. The report quotes workers, activists, and politicians all in favor of more than doubling the minimum wage. Guess what's left out?
Here's how media are often lazy in failing to recognize cronyism: they'll suspend their suspicion of big business getting cozy with government when that coziness coincides with their own political preferences.