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Perspective | First in Future: The Doughnut Hole – Mebane Rash

North Carolina has a long history of governing from something more or less resembling a middle. But this election season the state appeared to divide people more extremely into one party camp vs. the other. What came out of it was what looks like divided government for the foreseeable future.

Our three-part series looks at a question from three different angles, with a series called “Doughnut Hole: Is NC’s Center Disappearing?” In Part 1, First In Future talks with Education NC CEO Mebane Rash. Is what she calls “relationship-based politics” the way forward? Or is it coffee?

Leslie Boney

Leslie Boney is the director of NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues.