New York Times editorial: The Decline of North Carolina

The New York Times editorial board wrote a scathing critique of North Carolina’s Republican leadership July 10. Here’s an excerpt:

In January, after the election of Pat McCrory as governor, Republicans took control of both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since Reconstruction. Since then, state government has become a demolition derby, tearing down years of progress in public education, tax policy, racial equality in the courtroom and access to the ballot. …

North Carolina was once considered a beacon of farsightedness in the South, an exception in a region of poor education, intolerance and tightfistedness. In a few short months, Republicans have begun to dismantle a reputation that took years to build.


0 thoughts on “New York Times editorial: The Decline of North Carolina

  1. Jake

    McCrory, Berger, Tillis, Moffitt, Ramsey, McGrady, Apodaca… they are all killing North Carolina. They are making our state so terribly unattractive that we will struggle to attract new businesses. Disgraceful.

  2. bsummers

    Luckily, no one with a business looking for someplace to expand or relocate, reads the NYT.

  3. Susanandrew

    But really, was NC ever a true “beacon of farsightedness??” The state that brought Jesse Helms to office??

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