The beginning of a new chapter in the history of American Justice?

George Floyd’s death came in the midst of a pandemic when months of lockdown left tensions high and nerves frayed. Just weeks before, the world learned of the killing of unarmed Ahmaud Arbery by three White men in Georgia. The video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on...
Free market realignment

Free market realignment

Governor Roy Cooper joined Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in organizing a letter from prominent current and former elected officials calling on big businesses to speak out against voter suppression laws. They assembled a bipartisan group that included several...

Solutions, not slogans

Solutions, not slogans

In the immediate aftermath of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I felt a sense of relief. The rage tweeting and childish name-calling that defined the Trump presidency were over. The government was again functioning more rationally and less chaotically as career public...

Take the money and run

Take the money and run

Rep. Graig Meyer and Senator Jay Chaudhuri have introduced bills to legalize marijuana in North Carolina. It’s about time. Prohibition sucks up money for needed law enforcement, supports drug cartels and organized crime, clogs our court system, and has resulted in...

Considering Pat McCrory

Considering Pat McCrory

Pat McCrory has run for statewide office three times in the last 13 years and lost two of those races. He has been the national face of transphobia, a pariah in his hometown, and a dismissed, disrespected figure within his own state party despite having been at the...

To rule, not govern

To rule, not govern

In one of the best tweets I’ve seen recently, former Eric Holder speechwriter Jake Maccoby said, “The GOP got called out by baseball, NASCAR and the NFL and they think Dems are out of touch.” Republicans are a party of bullies who see themselves as a party of...

PoliticsNC on Pat MCCrory

PoliticsNC on Pat MCCrory

Today, Pat McCrory announced his candidacy for United States Senate in 2022. In our eight-year history of writing about North Carolina politics, PoliticsNC has covered Pat McCrory from a variety of angles. Here are a few of our most memorable pieces. On McCrory's lack...

The Trump primary is taking shape

The Trump primary is taking shape

Pat McCrory is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate today. Or at least he’s making some sort of announcement on his radio show. If he jumps in, he’s joining former Congressman Mark Walker and likely candidate Rep. Ted Budd. Lara Trump is still...

Considering Ted Budd

Considering Ted Budd

Since Republicans first redrew North Carolina's congressional maps in 2012, the state's U.S. House delegation has bristled with Trumpists and proto-Trumpists. Ted Budd lands emphatically in that group. The gun store owner-turned-congressman has built an identity as a...

The Obstructionists

The Obstructionists

In the next week or so, Congress will take up Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill. It’s a big bill addressing big needs, many of which have been ignored for decades. Democrats will likely need to pass the bill with no Republican support. Since Mitch McConnell became...

NC Senators propose HB2 on steroids

NC Senators propose HB2 on steroids

In the five years since HB2 tore the state apart, North Carolina Republican legislators have remained notably unrepentant. While cutting a deal to gradually phase out the law, they never renounced their motivations for passing the so-called "Bathroom Bill" that...

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