Today marks the launch of The 12, a Washington Post blog where myself and 11 other student journalists write about the issues that make our states swing states in the 2012 election. Check out my first post below and be sure to visit whichwaync.com for news about North Carolina politics.
Which way will North Carolina go?
Once known as “the Dixie Dynamo,” North Carolina has long been characterized by its tug-of-war between tradition and progression. Now, the state is being torn between more than old and new patterns of thinking. It has become a political battleground — a place where liberal and conservative, urban and rural, and public and private interests all collide.