Perspective Podcast: January 17th

This is the first episode of Perspective, a new podcast from Politics NC where Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss what's going on in the Tar Heel State. Subscribe to get weekly updates on news, politics and more. Here's where else you can listen to us: Apple...

Give me less of Moore

Give him credit. Tim Moore knows how to use social media, or at least one of the folks on his team is doing a great job. We should expect as much given the lucrative salaries associated with working for the Speaker of the House, whose office alone accounts for more...

Send a mayor to Washington

Since he was first elected, polls have shown Sen. Thom Tillis to have low favorability numbers. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s in trouble since his numbers are similar to those Sen. Richard Burr carried throughout 2010 and 2016 when he won re-election, but it does...

The neo-Confederates lost

A friend noted that by removing Silent Sam’s pedestal, Carol Folt changed the facts on the ground. In other words, the debate is no longer about whether or not to take Sam down, but whether or not to put him back up. I suspect he’s down for good.  The neo-Confederates...

Silent Sam is about race, not law and order

Well, the UNC Board of Governors is kicking Carol Folt off campus. Instead of waiting until the end of the year, they’ve given her until the end of the month. And they’ve kicked her off campus because she removed a vestige of white supremacy. The whole episode shows...

Folt bolts, takes Sam with her

So it looks like the UNC Board of Governors has run off another employee. UNC-CH Chancelor Carol Folt announced she’s leaving at the end of the academic year, just weeks after UNC President Margaret Spellings announced her resignation. Since firing Tom Ross, the Board...

Run, Amy, run

With all the hype around Democratic candidates throwing their hats into the ring for president, I’ll give my choices for various races this week. I’m not saying I won’t change my mind as I get more information about people, but for now, I’ll go through a couple of my...

Bad votes

The legislature is now back in action. Members were sworn into office this week and the General Assembly official opened the 2019-2020 session the legislature on Wednesday. They also elected new leaders. Tim Moore was re-elected Speaker of the House. All the...

Talking with Rep. Reives

Above is my conversation with Rep. Robert Reives. He serves the 54th District in the NC House, covering Chatham and Durham counties. He's also the Deputy Democratic Leader in the House. Correction: In one instance I referred to a company as Autozone, when in fact it...

Mangrum vs. Johnson?

Though nary a full two months beyond the hard-fought midterm elections in 2018, rumors, gossip and speculation have abounded as both Democrats and Republicans jockey to line up contenders for the contests in 2020. If you thought the last election was contentious, go...

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