Using the courts as a political hammer for personal agendas is a tactic of corrupt oligarchical states. We can and must preserve our independent judiciary for the good of all of us. Suggesting otherwise has no place in a robust citizen democracy.
It should be a mantra: The GOP plan is awful. People will die. Save the ACA. AND HERE’S HOW TO FIX IT.
I have lived many, many years here, and now I feel like an American. I wish that I could tell people who are in my situation not to be afraid.
This isn’t a difference in philosophy. This is an attack on our schools, our environment, our young people’s right to the same opportunities, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or country of origin. And everyone’s right to be represented by someone who must answer to his or her constituents.
Rise Together NC held rallies in Charlotte, the Piedmont area and the Triangle Sunday, to show support for democracy, and caution against the current administration's work to erode it.
Andrea Lorenz is a writer, mother of two and a former newspaper reporter from Texas who now lives in Charlotte. Before the Affordable Care Act, my family was struggling. Not in the worst sense — my husband and I both had professional jobs, and there were and still are people who are worse [...]