State of transitions

State of transitions

ShareThis weekend, a Republican asked why I believed pro-segregationist Democrats became Republicans in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement. Well, because it’s true. I’m not just a student of history, I’m a product of a rural North Carolina county that is half-Black...
Will Pat McCrory Get Pawlenty’d?

Will Pat McCrory Get Pawlenty’d?

ShareIt is hard now to remember how promising Pat McCrory’s political career once appeared. The young mayor of Charlotte, McCrory entered statewide politics with freshness and verve, battling incumbent Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue to a near tie in the 2008...
Ignorant cancel culture

Ignorant cancel culture

ShareUp in Surry County, the local GOP leadership is making fools of itself. The county board of commissioners passed a ban on Coke machines on county property to show those bigwigs down in Atlanta that they weren’t taking lightly the company’s opposition to Georgia’s...
Trump disses McCrory, upends #NCSEN

Trump disses McCrory, upends #NCSEN

ShareDonald Trump sure does love to make news. Giving his first public speech since ignominiously exiting the national stage in January, the former president electrified North Carolina politics. He endorsed Ted Budd in the state’s Republican primary for U.S....
A decade of decline

A decade of decline

ShareA top scientist turned down a job at UNC-CH  because the Board of Trustees refused to offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Lisa Jones, a prominent chemist, turned down an offer at UNC, writing, “The news this week that Nikole Hannah-Jones was denied tenure was...

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