THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH Carolina has a bit of a mess in its lap. Back in January, Raleigh’s News Observer publicized the story of a whistleblower named Mary Willingham. Weeks passed, and in more recent days Willingham was interviewed by ESPN and CNN. That’s when the ordure hit the oscillator.
Posted in Writers and Writing
Tagged CNN, Current Events, Education, ESPN, Mary Willingham, News, News Observer, North Carolina, Sports, Tar Heels, UNC
GREETINGS, Comrades. Today we’re chatting about Grayson Bruce, the nine year-old North Carolina fan of My Little Pony who was bullied by schoolmates when he brought a rainbow-colored backpack to his Buncombe County elementary school.
Posted in Personal Essay
Tagged brohoo, brony, Buncombe Count, Current Events, Denver Post, Don Yelton, gender, Grayson Bruce, H.L. Mencken, Hugh Johnson, masculinity, My Little Pony, News, North Carolina, Puritanism, religion, Sex
REPUBLICANS HAVE AN extraordinary talent at crafting eye-grabbing viral legislation, and in recent years they’ve been upping the bar in the field of contentious law and law-making. My standing pick for sheer legislative chutzpah is North Carolina’s Motorcyle Abortion Bill, but it won’t be long before this triumph is surpassed. The GOP is playing a game of Neknominate, only using the country’s institutions and laws. Neklegislate, I guess you’d call it.
Posted in Politics
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Arizona, Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062, Cathi Herrod, Christianity, eknominate, Elaine Huguenin, GOP, Kellie Fiedorek, Motorcyle Abortion Bill, North Carolina, President of the Center for Arizona Policy, religion, State Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Westboro Baptist Church