Dark money damaging NC democracy

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of “Citizens United” on January 21, 2010, Justice Stephensdissented that the majority’s ruling “threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across thisNation.” He added that “A democracy cannot function...
Read my lips: Don’t sign pledges

Read my lips: Don’t sign pledges

For Republicans in North Carolina, the Future Now Fund is the gift that keeps on giving. The group asks candidates for state legislature to sign a pledge to support an agenda called America’s Goals. The document maps out specific legislation that the Future Now Fund...

Debatable

Debatable

Debates in modern American politics are all about the headlines, not the substance. A candidate can outperform his or her opponent and still end up losing because of one ill-conceived statement. Six years ago, Kay Hagan soundly defeated Thom Tillis in a debate just...

Like 2016 all over again?

Like 2016 all over again?

I’m having a sense of déjà vu about the election. Maybe it’s just PTSD from 2016, but, back then, I believed Hillary Clinton would win in a walk at this point in the election. The first cracks in my belief came when I drove across the heart of the state along rural...

Who is John Galt? Why, Donald Trump

Who is John Galt? Why, Donald Trump

Donald Trump called American soldiers who gave their lives for freedom and who are now buried in France “losers” and “suckers.” The Atlantic broke the story but it has now been confirmed by numerous members of the military. The Washington Post and AP are also...

Trump to NC: Vote twice!

Trump to NC: Vote twice!

Donald Trump brought his clown show to North Carolina again and this time, he encouraged people to vote twice—once by mail and once in person. He seemed to think that would either test the mail-in system in the state or ensure that people’s vote actually counted. I’m...

Just not believable

Just not believable

When a campaign attacks its opponent, the hit usually only works if the attack is both true and believable. The Republicans seem to be attacking Joe Biden for being an extremist or at least beholden to extremists. They’re telling voters that if Donald Trump is not...

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