They have no plan

It appears that the GOP plan to deal with the pandemic is the same as their health care plan—nonexistent. In North Carolina, conservatives are just flailing about the way Roy Cooper has handled the crisis. While they bash him for the slow economic recovery, they offer...
Republicans in retreat

Republicans in retreat

Republicans have essentially abandoned running on any significant issues. They are resulting to desperate scare tactics, distractions, and voter suppression. Down-ballot Republicans are fleeing Donald Trump, trying desperately to put distance between themselves and a...

The North Carolina we expect

The North Carolina we expect

A poll out this morning reflects the reality of North Carolina politics. The ABC/Washington Post poll shows a presidential race neck-and-neck and a U.S. Senate race in a similar position. According the polls, Biden leads Trump by one, 49-48 among likely voters and...

The COVID party

The COVID party

An Elon University poll released this week offers insight into why Roy Cooper has held such a commanding lead over Dan Forest. It’s not just because Forest is an extremist out of touch with regular North Carolinians. People approve of the way Cooper’s handled the...

What would Mitch do?

What would Mitch do?

As the Senate moves toward confirming Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, we need to remember that Mitch McConnell radically altered the process for choosing Supreme Court justices. In an unprecedented move, he denied Merrick Garland a...

Rats abandoning a sinking ship

Rats abandoning a sinking ship

Thom Tillis is throwing Donald Trump under the bus. He said this weekend, “The best check on a Biden presidency is for Republicans to have a majority in the Senate.” In other words, he’s acknowledging that Trump is likely going to lose. Elect Tillis to protect us from...

The Rose Garden free fall

The Rose Garden free fall

The Rose Garden event was designed to be a brazen rebuke of the president’s critics. It would be a high-profile victory lap to celebrate Trump’s third nomination of a third Supreme Court Justice. The event planners intentionally ignored any effort to social distance....

Transactional politics

Transactional politics

A few days ago, somebody wrote on twitter that the evangelical and pro-life groups have become a mature political force. They see politics as transactional and not personal. They vote for Donald Trump because he will deliver what they want, nothing more nothing less....

The shifting political environment

The shifting political environment

Four weeks out from the election and the national political environment shifting again. Donald Trump’s debate performance and diagnosis of COVID seems to have moved public sentiment even further against him. In North Carolina, Cal Cunningham’s texting saga and Thom...

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