Commentary


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I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is a professor in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Courtesy of Villanova University)
I’m a Catholic Nurse. This Is Why Biden Is The Moral Choice For America.

"Catholic social teaching calls us to affirm the dignity of all people with particular concern for the poor and marginalized; stand for the common good; care for our neighbors; and seek social and distributive justice."

Contrary to the CDC's recommendations, President Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend in a car full of Secret Service officers to wave to his supporters (AP Photo/Anthony Peltier).
As Doctors, We Took a Pledge to Do No Harm. Our President Should Too.

We've seen the toll that the coronavirus has taken in hospitals across the country. Despite what President Trump says and does, the coronavirus is dangerous, still spreading, and worthy of being feared.

Gema María Duarte, a native of Nicaragua, currently lives in the Philadelphia suburbs. (Courtesy of Gema María Duarte)
I Vote with ‘My Native Nicaragua on My Shoulders’

Gema María Duarte sees many of the same authoritarian characteristics in Donald Trump that she sees in Daniel Ortega, Nicolas Maduro and the Castros.

A protester at Moral Monday march in Raleigh in 2016. (Image via Shutterstock)
My Parents Are Undocumented Immigrants. I’m Voting in North Carolina Because They Can’t.

A first-generation American and NC community college student tells us why immigrant rights and women’s rights are driving her to vote.

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I’m a Former VP at Cigna. Health Insurers Are No Friend to Racial Equity.

As a former health insurance executive who oversaw corporate communications, I know first-hand that these recent carefully crafted commitments to racial justice are designed to paper over a shameful truth.