ICYMI: Five reasons to be embarrassed to live in North Carolina

Steve included this blurb in the Sunday editorial round-up, but I thought it worth noting again, since it does such a nice job documenting the decline. The comments are instructive ... and depressing.

N&O Person of the Year

In keeping with my commitment to hold North Carolina media accountable for contributing to the common good, I want to acknowledge the News and Observer's choice of Martin Eakes as its "Person of the Year" for 2005.

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A Yale-educated lawyer with a public administration degree from Princeton, Martin Eakes, 51, has spent 25 years at the helm of the Self-Help nonprofit, which helps the poor build their own assets.

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