PoliticsNC Book Club: On Paradise Drive

PoliticsNC Book Club: On Paradise Drive

ShareSometimes a book can become dated to the point that it is newly topical. David Brooks set out to capture the spirit of George Bush’s America in 2004. From that ambition was born his entertaining and often-brilliant second book, On Paradise Drive: How We...
Ask the right questions

Ask the right questions

ShareThere is a debate raging on Twitter and in the media about how Democrats win in swing states like North Carolina. One side believes they need to focus on “turnout and mobilization” while the other believes they need to appeal to a broader audience. As I’ve said...
what a difference a year makes

what a difference a year makes

ShareA year ago, we were awaiting a Super Tuesday primary on March 3 that could clench the nomination for Joe Biden. He had surprised everybody with an overwhelming win South Carolina after losing Iowa and New Hampshire. His momentum was huge and his opponents were...
A cabinet nominee worth fighting for

A cabinet nominee worth fighting for

ShareSenate Republicans are out to defeat more cabinet members than is customary for an incoming administration. Generally their objections have centered on accusations, specious and hypocritical, that Biden’s nominees exhibit too much partisanship–this...
Happy Birthday, Hiram Revels

Happy Birthday, Hiram Revels

ShareIn the spirit of Black History month, which I have done little to recognize, I want to celebrate Hiram Rhodes Revels, who was born on this day in 1827. Revels was the first African American to serve in the United States Congress. Revels was born in Fayetteville,...

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