The current edition of Time Magazine offers: "Purple No More. North Carolina Republicans push through a host of deep red measures.''
"Four years ago," the article begins, "liberals thought that North Carolina was in transition, a red state slowly turning blue in President Obama's "new America.'' But Obama lost the state in 2012 to Mitt Romney. And this year, in a single legislative session, the Tar Heel state left no doubt about its new tilt to the right.''
The article is illustrated with a photograph of GOP Gov. Pat McCrory giving the thumbs up gesture.