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2015 Blue NC stories picked up by Daily Kos

A few years ago, Meteor Blades at Daily Kos started a weekly diary recognizing efforts by progressive state blogs on the front page at Kos, putting those diaries in front of thousands of readers. And our efforts here are frequently included:

At bluenc of North Carolina, scharrison writes—GOP tax reform: Lose your home to foreclosure, and then pay taxes on it: They have absolutely no shame: "One of the other provisions in the legislation would startlingly hurt homeowners struggling with foreclosure by counting as income any portion of their mortgage debt forgiven by a lender.

Sen. Tamara Barringer, a Republican, bucked her leadership and voted against the bill because of the change, telling the News & Observer, “these are people that have lost their homes. Are we going to tax them when they’re trying to get back on their feet?” Apparently the answer from Senate leaders is yes. There were no hearings on that part of the gas tax bill, no discussion with mortgage lenders or people who work with struggling homeowners.

Even if you don't frequent Daily Kos, you should bookmark this tag and keep up with this series. It's good to know there are smart progressive bloggers in other states, struggling with issues just like we are. Here are some more crossposts from 2015:

Is there hope for North Carolina? Hell yes there is.

Good stuff, some cause for hope.

Posted by James Protzman on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Progressive State Blogs round-up this week

Meteor Blades at Daily Kos tirelessly covers state political blogs, year in and year out. I read the coverage every week to see what other state blogs are doing, even when BlueNC isn't featured. There are lots of good story ideas to discover, and it's always good to show a little blog love to our colleagues in other states. Here you go.

Weekend open thread: Progressive state blogs and more

NC Policy Watch gets some well-deserved blog love on this week's edition of Progressive State Blogs, a Saturday feature by Meteor Blades at Daily Kos. Check it out. And while you're at it, don't forget that there are lots of other websites you should be tracking every week. Watauga Watch. Scrutiny Hooligans. Carolina Mercury. PoliticsNC. Media disrupted. And more. Some are listed in the BlueNC blogroll on the right-hand side of this page, at the bottom. If you have others to suggest, send 'em along.

Larry Kissell Earns Netroots Endorsement

For those of us who were initially disappointed that a netroots endorsement wasn't given to Larry Kissell after all of the diaries we wrote and after completely ruling the nominations process, we have something to celebrate.

The post is now up on the front page of MyDD and may follow at DailyKos. It is official. Larry Kissell has come from complete obscurity - a true underdog - and is now the darling of the online community. (I can't believe I just wrote that!...but I just had to...)

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Larry Kissell, NC-08: Perfect Candidate for Netroots Endorsement

The netroots have opened up the nominations for endorsements again. Now that the May primary date has passed and Larry Kissell easily won in the 8th District it's time to make the case for his inclusion in the project.

First, Thank You to those who have supported Larry enthusiastically at DailyKos, MyDD, ePluribusMedia, and BlueNC through diaries written by his supporters and those he has written. This truly is an amazing community and an invaluable resource to candidates and their supporters. The campaign trail can be long and hard and it's wonderful to come here and feel the energy, which for us has been completely positive. I have to admit, I'm not formally with the campaign. I am an independent blogger, but my heart is behind Larry Kissell and I won't pretend to be even a tiny bit objective about his candidacy.

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