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Hardball partisan lawmaking: Is it a threat to democracy?

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2019
From The Center
partisanship, North Carolina

North Carolina is locked in a battle over its political heart and soul. “It’s not just Democrats versus Republicans. It’s small ‘d’ democrats versus nondemocrats,” says a political scientist. “It’s bigger than party labels. It’s about the rules of the game.”

Deb Butler yelled it over and over again, her jaw set as though in stone: “Mr. Speaker, we will not yield!”

Standing in a near-empty legislative chamber at 16 Jones Street in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ms. Butler, a Democratic legislator, rose in rage after watching Republicans taking advantage of...

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