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This Is: Bill James

ANALYSIS: When he lost a Mecklenburg County commissioners’ seat he’d held for 22 years, Bill James said, in effect: Screw you guys; I’m going home.
November 2018

The 2018 Midterms in Charlotte: Strong Turnout and a Blue Shift

ANALYSIS: The 2018 midterm elections yielded some good news for Democrats, some relief for Republicans, and a level of voter turnout that suggested American democracy is still alive and thrashing.
November 2018

CMPD’s ‘Bridging the Difference’: A First Step in RNC 2020 Prep

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney is beginning a series of guided conversations intended to close gaps among constituencies in advance of the RNC in 2020. ‘Hardening the target,’ he calls it.
October 2018

GALLERY: #discussCLT: Higher Education in Charlotte

October 2018

What’s Higher Ed’s Purpose in Charlotte?

Can Charlotte benefit from a more robust network of colleges and universities?
October 2018

The Past and the Future in Charlotte Music

Charlotte’s known more for tearing own its spaces for music than creating them. How can that change, and who can change it?
October 2018

Should Charlotte Invest More in Higher Ed?

Our next #discussCLT event October 17 will tackle the issue of higher education in Charlotte, and whether the relative lack of research and development campuses hinders economic development.
October 2018

#discussCLT Podcast: A Higher Ed Primer

October 2018

Do We Really Care About Our Children?

Harvard’s Chetty unveils a new tool to track social (im)mobility, plus the latest on the RNC and scooters.
October 2018

CMPD Will Buy RNC Gear. When Will the Public Know What It Is?

CMPD will spent an estimated $50 million in federal grant money for security before the 2020 Republican convention but doesn’t plan to disclose what it buys until afterward. This does not sit well with police accountability groups, and at least one City Council member.
September 2018