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who served as speaker from 1919 to ’25. which lawmakers changed after the accident, While over 5, CEO of Urban Outfitters Inc. said the US overbuilt retail space in much the way it did in housing Retail added too much space in the 1990s and early 2000s creating "a bubble and like housing that bubble has now burst" he said in a March 2017 earnings call "We are seeing the results; doors are shuttering and rents retreating"Retail bankruptcies over the last 12 months are near recession levels said RBC Capital Markets retail analyst Brian Tunick These include BCBG Payless PacSun and department store closures (45 Macy’s 140 JC Penneys and 150 Kmart/Sears stores in fiscal 2017)Yet there are hopeful pockets Growing are value-oriented chains such as Dollar Tree Dollar General Ross and TJX owner of TJ Maxx and Marshalls as well as beauty retailer UltaNon-store retailers such as Amazon run establishments classified as distribution centers and can augment their workforce with employees from temporary help agenciesAmazon employs more than 7500 full-time workers in New Jersey in seven fulfillment centersIn Pennsylvania the majority of warehouse jobs are in the Lehigh Valley to staff new facilities according to commercial real estate firm CBRE Inc Total warehouse jobs have spiked 38 percent over the last five years reaching 75354 last year state records showThe Philly region is perfect for distribution centers serving the East Coast noted Ken Perkins president of Retail Metrics Inc Fulfillment jobs are helping offset store job losses he said "but will not be enough to make up for broader losses in the industry" as chains keep cutting stores and employees (Target Kohl’s) and robotics are introducedPerkins said retailers will need to step up their online game to compete with Amazon’s coming one-hour delivery and its potent two-day Prime delivery (for paying members)"Many chains are still taking four to seven days on delivery which is way too long" Perkins saidAmid the retail carnage trendy eyewear company Warby Parker which began online has been adding stores aggressively It now has 50 stores The company said it will open 25 stores this yearMark Petrie 50 of Lake George NY, Under the texting ban, who was 18 when… Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News Contact us at [email protected] youre fired, Schuler said. is understandably transfixing many Americans But we should not lose sight of the fact that democratic values are under assault in the states too Nowhere is this more prevalent than in North Carolina There a case questioning some basic tenets of representative government is playing out before the state Supreme Court right now On the surface the case involves a power struggle between the newly elected Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled state legislature over control of the state election process But more importantly the case is about how much a legislative majority can manipulate the rules to make its advantage permanent regardless of what the voters decide North Carolina is a closely divided state It voted just under 50% for Obama in 2008 and for Trump in 2016 and it regularly holds some of the closest Senate and gubernatorial elections in the country In 2010 Republicans rode a national wave to take control of the state legislature for the first time since 1899 and assumed full political control of the state in 2013 In 2016 however the incumbent Republican Governor lost his reelection bid to Democrat Roy Cooper Then things turned ugly Seventeen days before Cooper was to take office the Republican-dominated legislature passed a package of sweeping changes designed to limit his authority which the outgoing Republican governor signed into law The centerpiece of this effort was a plan to ensure continued Republican dominance of powerful state and county boards of elections which are responsible for running elections in the state and have been controlled by appointees from the Governors party for more than a century (The original law was struck down by a state court in March but then reenacted over Coopers veto with only minor changes) The new law extends the tenure indefinitely for all intents and purposes of the sitting Republican-appointed Executive Director of the State Board of Elections North Carolinas leading election official She would otherwise have been supplanted by a new Democratic appointee The law also awards half the seats on state and local election boards to Republicans which allows them to block any changes to voting rules adopted by the previous Republican-controlled bodies The law even says Republicans get to chair all election boards during every crucial election year when the President Governor and all statewide officials are on the ballot These changes leave little doubt as to who would really be in charge of North Carolinas election process and that is the point Some legislative leaders openly admitted that one of their main goals of the election board law was to keep Republicans in power State legislators have tried to justify this power grab by pointing to Democrats efforts to increase their political power in the state in the 1970s and 1980s But while North Carolina Democrats dont have clean hands this latest Republican gambit to control the election process is part of a dangerous historic escalation North Carolinas new election board law is part of a series of actions the Republican majority in the legislature has taken to consolidate their hold on power since 2010 They passed aggressive gerrymanders that gave their party 10 of the closely divided states 13 congressional seats and super-majorities in both houses of the state legislature They also sought to disenfranchise Democratic-leaning constituencies especially African-Americans and young people by imposing sweeping new voting restrictions including cutbacks to early voting strict voter ID requirements and reductions in voter registration opportunities These prior efforts to game the political system have been roundly rebuked by the courts The US Supreme Court recently struck down both North Carolinas congressional and state legislative maps as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders And last year the Fourth Circuit federal appeals court struck down the states new voting law famously criticizing the "almost surgical precision" with which the legislature targeted black voters As the state supreme court considers the constitutionality of this latest effort to change the states electoral laws later this month the legislatures nakedly partisan motives and its past efforts to tweak the system for partisan advantage will likely loom large over the courts deliberations as they should As more and more courts are recognizing efforts to rig the electoral system are simply inconsistent with constitutional democracy Whether the North Carolina legislature gets away with its electoral power grab could have widespread repercussions Although its democratic breakdown is extreme the state is the canary in the coal mine Throughout the country democratic norms are under tremendous pressure State legislatures are increasingly experimenting with anti-democratic electoral laws like new restrictions on voting access and extreme gerrymandering These anti-democratic strategies are gaining traction at the national level where a presidential commission is expected to promote regressive voting laws The North Carolina Supreme Court is neither the first nor the last court to face an important test of the strength of our constitutional democracy How it performs could be an early sign of whether we are in for more bad news or are finally turning a corner Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors Bernie Sanders makes a reference to his messy hair, journalists.

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