Sasse identifies the problem but fails to identify the solution

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has written a book that attempts to understand this political division that leads to the extremists on both sides who have so little tolerance for disagreement or compromise. He says the country is facing a crisis of loneliness. If political...

The beam in their eye

Conservatives have adopted a victim mentality that insists they’re targets of a biased press and threatened by violent leftists. They cite everything from coverage of Kavanaugh to protesters at universities to prove their point. Of course most of what they whine about...

About our ratings

The first of our legislative ratings, the state senate, came out this week. The Congressional ratings came out last month. The state house ratings will be out soon. The ratings are primarily the work of Darren Janz, a very talented young researcher and political...

NCGA Senate Ratings

2018 NC Senate Election Ratings As Election Day approaches, Politics NC is releasing ratings for each of North Carolina’s congressional and legislative elections. In late September, we covered the state’s thirteen races for the United States House of...

Dueling polls in NC-09

Dueling polls came out this week showing almost opposite results in the race for North Carolina’s 9thCongressional District. In a Survey USA poll sponsored by the conservative Civitas Institute, Democrat Dan McCready leads Republican Mark Harris by four point, 45-41....

Idle Musings on Kavanaugh and the Senate

After a tumultuous few weeks, the United States Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to his lifetime appointment as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Liberal groups have lamented his nomination from the beginning, and although vigorous in their protestations, his...

Waking sleeping dogs

Just a few weeks ago, Republican strategists were fretting over a complacent GOP base. Rank and file Republicans didn’t believe that Democrats could possibly capture the House, much less the Senate. Polls were all fake news because Trump beat Hillary and the president...

The right to be awful

Yesterday, the chair of the Cabarrus County Republican Party, Lanny Lancaster, shared a Facebook post that showed a photo of an awkward looking teenager in braces with an explanation that read “This is Christine Blasey Ford in 1982.” Lancaster commented on his share,...

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