As always we like to share some of the articles that have come across our screens in the last week. Here are four we found particularly interesting.

The Atlantic. Founder of Verified Voting explains why paper ballots are the only way to prevent fraud.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/guardian-of-the-vote/544155/?utm_source=atlfb

News and Observer: The shame of our judicial system which condemns the poor to extended poverty.
http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article183568946.html

NC Policy Watch. An update on interference in judicial elections by the legislature. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2017/11/09/merit-selection-still-cloaked-secrecy-senate-committee-takes-judicial-reform/

The Cato Institute: Some fascinating insights into the complexity of defining hate speech and what First Amendment rights mean to different societal groups.
https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/survey-reports/pdf/the-state-of-free-speech-and-tolerance.pdf?utm_source=NC+Insight+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a96cf4fadf-FridayatFive&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c1e04ea343-a96cf4fadf-276213197

 

A Little Humor to Close
Seth Meyers on the election results, always adorable.
http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/08/seth-meyers-democrats-nerds-virginia-new-jersey/