David Forbes

David Forbes is a writer and journalist based in Asheville, NC. He spends way too much time investigating the bleak parts of the present for local paper Mountain Xpress and the stranger parts of history for his own curiosity. He's written for Coilhouse, the Sunlight Foundation, and his own blog, The Breaking Time.

David Forbes’s Dispatches

  1. NC Gov. McCrory Tries To Imitate House Of Cards, Fails

    A report by David Forbes, 11:36 a.m. August, 1 2013

    So the day after he signed the motorcycle vagina bill, Gov. Pat McCrory met pro-choice protesters with a plate of homemade cookies.

    Continue reading…

  2. Form Follows Filibuster

    A report by David Forbes, 5:06 p.m. July, 31 2013

    It turns out those archaic aristocrats across the sea have more power than downing gin and superb hand-waving. The British royals have used their veto to influence laws on everything ...

    Continue reading…

  3. Just Another Moral Monday

    A report by David Forbes, 10:33 a.m. July, 30 2013

    Yesterday's Moral Monday protests in North Carolina drew their largest turnout ever. Moral Monday protests have seen their star rise as the NC legislature has attracted more controversy -- passing ...

    Continue reading…

  4. When The Right To Self-Defense Isn't

    A report by David Forbes, 2:07 p.m. July, 29 2013

    In the course of the Zimmerman verdict fallout, there was much discussion of how arbitrary the Stand Your Ground rules were. Plenty of critics contrasted the case of Marissa Alexander, ...

    Continue reading…

  5. Exit the North Carolina legislature, pursued by nationwide controversy

    A report by David Forbes, 3:03 a.m. July, 28 2013

    Yesterday, the North Carolina legislature finally adjourned, and won't reconvene until May of next year. The intermission will be brought to you by court battles, punctuated with the occasional screaming ...

    Continue reading…

  6. The Satanist Altars Of The New South

    A report by David Forbes, 10:04 a.m. July, 26 2013

    My home city of Asheville attracts a fair amount of premium batshit, but this on "Satanism in America Today" is particularly priceless.

    Continue reading…

  7. For Want Of A Library

    A report by David Forbes, 1:10 p.m. July, 25 2013

    On the happy news front, Camden County, where I grew up, is finally getting a public library.

    Continue reading…

  8. NC's Election Bill Is More Radical Than You Think

    A report by David Forbes, 10:34 a.m. July, 25 2013

    The voter ID measures are getting most of the attention, but there's a lot more in the beast of an election bill now making its way through the NC Senate.

    Continue reading…

  9. A two-fer Tuesday in screaming controversies from NC

    A report by David Forbes, 5:02 p.m. July, 23 2013

    First, the Senate proposes an election bill that takes voter ID and tacks on a whole bunch of other restrictions. The law would allow people from outside a precinct to ...

    Continue reading…

  10. All Change At App State

    A report by David Forbes, 8:11 a.m. April, 24 2013

    Amid mounting scandal, Chancellor Ken Peacock resigns.

    Continue reading…

. Page 2 of 3. .