In this Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 photo, the Rev. Nelson Johnson and his wife, Joyce, talk about the 1979 "Greensboro Massacre" at his Faith Community Church in Greensboro, N.C. Johnson still has a faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who attacked him.
Photo: AP Photo/Allen G. Breed
Photo: AP Photo/Allen G. Breed

Opinion roundup from the Left: What’s happening to democracy in N.C.; will Trump really help workers; a look at the Greenville massacre

A roundup of editorials from the Left on Thursday includes a look at the power grab by the GOP in North Carolina, whether President Donald Trump will truly help the working man, and why it has been so tough for a Southern city to come to terms with the violence against protesters that happened nearly 40 years ago. 

1. Democracy in North Carolina could disappear. Is your state next?

From Time: North Carolina’s highest court will decide if a change in rules by the GOP that intended to limit the power of an incoming Democratic governor will stand. 

2. What will Trump do to American workers?

From The New York Times: Paul Krugman thinks Trump will not have as much effect on taxing and spending as people expected, but he still has the power to do a great deal when it comes to employees’ wallets.

3. From regret to sorrow

From the Greensboro News and Record: City officials argued over the word ‘regret’ and what to call the shootings that took place during a protest when it came time to put up a state historical marker. Have we learned anything in the past 40 years?

Click here to check out some views from the Right.

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