For The New York Times Magazine, Jason Zengerle reports on the struggles of North Carolina’s deeply divided government, which has a Democratic governor and Republican General Assembly. Zengerle writes, “With Democrats until recently effectively excluded from official power, the business of pushing back against the conservative revolution has mostly fallen to outside activists – none more so than the Rev. William J. Barber II.” Barber’s Moral Monday movement has worked to push progressive policies. “Barber and his movement changed the political norms in North Carolina, to the point that business leaders started to feel sheepish about their rumspringa of deregulation and tax cuts and began distancing themselves from G.O.P. policies,” Zengerle writes.