A Localist Magazine of What's Happening INSIDE The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill)

What Nonpartisan Legislative Districts Look Like: First Thoughts on Special Master Nathaniel Persily’s Game-Changing New Maps

Special master Nathaniel Persily, who was appointed November 1 by a federal court to analyze and redraw North Carolina’s hyper-gerrymandered legislative districts, has released a draft plan ahead of his December 1 deadline and asked for feedback from the anti-gerrymandering plaintiffs and lawmakers. …

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Fine, Let’s Talk About the Dumb Raleigh Christmas Parade Fight

WRAL VS. THE GRMA, AND NOBODY WINS. I’ve been reticent to weigh in on the ongoing dispute over the downtown Raleigh Christmas parade, simply because I have a hard time getting worked up over these things. But now that the grievances have reached something of a fever pitch, here we are.…

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Thomas Farr and the Radical Remaking of the Federal Judiciary

Last night, the INDY’s Thomas Goldsmith reported that Thomas Farr, the longtime North Carolina Republican lawyer who is now President Trump’s nominee for the federal bench, appears to have lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr, a nominee for a federal judgeship, knew well in advance about a controversial 1990 postcard campaign […]

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Team nutritionist shakes things up

Jennifer Brunelli’s smoothies have become a hit with Panthers players. She shares a couple of her most popular recipes.

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