The North Carolina Supreme Court just struck down a Republican redistricting plan on a partisan 4-3 vote.
A divided North Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state’s new maps for congressional and General Assembly seats Friday, declaring that state courts had authority to throw out lines engineered to secure a long-term Republican advantage in an otherwise closely divided state.
By a 4-3 decision — with the justices who are registered Democrats making up the majority — the state’s highest court directed the GOP-controlled legislature to redraw the plans by Feb. 18 and provide an explanation of how they calculated the partisan fairness of the new boundaries. Any replacement maps would still be used for the May 17 primaries.
Award-winning journalist Lara Logan quit social media today, saying she can no longer “in good conscience contribute to platforms who glorify & enrich themselves at the expense of children who they knowingly exploit.”
Biden was caught on camera again using a racial slur:
Biden: "I said, 'Mom why are all those kids — it was then called colored — Why are all those colored kids in that bus?' Because in Scranton, there wasn't any, there were very few blacks." pic.twitter.com/sUUvezFEw4
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 3, 2022
Break From Politics
Remembering Anzio, one of the bloodiest battles of WWII.
Anzio was more than a single, failed attack on Allied forces. It was a frustrating moment for every German officer present and, indeed, for the German way of war itself: https://t.co/GHIJVmDseK
— National WWII Museum (@WWIImuseum) February 3, 2022
Tweet of the Day
How is this legal? https://t.co/2O3sKAOZmL
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 5, 2022
Quote of the Day:
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life? – Charles Lindbergh