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Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

The 'Republican Civil War'

A Monday afternoon sampler.


Tillis's 'Big Boy Pants' and the Creeping Tyranny of Toll Roads

A leaked recording of Thom Tillis unveils a silly phrase and the warped mindset of his GOP opponents.


The Burden of Incumbency

The GOP primary for U.S. Senate looks like it'll result in a runoff—a fitting result in an age when incumbency ain't what it was.


Way Out

Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

Apparently #Cannoning is a thing that people do now

Some people never miss an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a brand new meme.


Steve Smith and Me

The Panthers will be without their greatest receiver next season. What's that about? It's about me.


It Was Nice Having Your Headquarters For A Hot Minute, Chiquita

After less than three years in Charlotte, the company will now be based in Ireland. Here's why that makes sense.


Trade & Tryon

Where Charlotte business, politics, and media intersect

Heroin: Behind the Headlines

Before Philip Seymour Hoffman died, it was a taboo topic. Now it's making national headlines


Faces from the Snow, by Ron Carlee

The storm, through the city manager's lens


Charlotte in the news

Breweries, celebrity chefs, the Onion, and where the poor stay poor


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