North Carolina lands in national headlines again, this time in WSJ editorial

After the New York Times Editorial Board published a scathing criticism of the Tar Heel State’s General Assembly, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board has something different to say about North Carolina.

The editorial published Friday, July 19, focuses specifically on whether the series of weekly protests at the General Assembly, known as Moral Mondays, is being successful or whether it’s falling deaf on the ears of legislators. According to the article, State Senator Thom Goolsby has called the protests, “Moron Mondays.”

Here’s how the editorial by Steve Moore begins:

The burning heart of liberal activism and indignation this summer can be found, of all places, in the charming capital city of the Tar Heel State. On Monday, for the 11th week in a row, thousands of protesters descended on the copper-domed Capitol denouncing the policies of a Republican Party that for the first time since Reconstruction controls North Carolina’s governorship and legislature. Some 800 agitators have been arrested for disrupting the legislature. By all accounts, these “Moral Monday” rallies, though peaceful, are growing in size and volume.

At the writing of this post, the editorial has received more than 400 comments. To read the rest, click here.


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