"When a race is really, really close, something like this could matter," says Pope "Mac" McCorkle III, a longtime political consultant in North Carolina who now teaches public policy at Duke. And "really, really close" describes the political scene in the state, where the tea party's control of the legislature has fed a vocal progressive movement and its famed "Moral Mondays" protests.
the Los Angeles Times
A majority of European chief financial officers believe that refugees entering the continent will have a positive economic impact, according to new research. Nearly 60 percent of the CFOs believe accepting migrants will help solve long-term demographic problems their nations face, such as an aging population and shrinking labor force.