Richard Burr Should Resign

Let this serve as a mea culpa. People of North Carolina: I was wrong. Last year, still starry-eyed and idealistic in college at Chapel Hill, I wrote a letter to the editor and submitted it to the News & Observer: 3/4/18 | News & Observer I tried to give him...

We need statesmen. We’ve got hacks.

I don’t really want to write about the Mueller report. It’s one of a string of depressing episodes that exposes the disturbing division in the country and one side’s insistence on putting party over country. Unfortunately, North Carolina’s Senators, Richard Burr and...

A cruel bill

The so-called Born Alive Abortion Survivors bill passed the state house yesterday and now goes to the governor. It’s an odious piece of legislation designed to score political points by firing up the GOP base. It’s also a remarkably cruel piece of legislation that...

My thoughts on Beto

The first thing I thought when I got into the Great Hall at UNC-CH to await Beto O’Rourke was, “Sure are a lot of white people here.” I am used to going to political events that have diverse crowds, but with the exception of maybe two or three African-American...

Exploiting outrage

Republicans in the North Carolina Senate passed a bill last night designed to fire up its base in the 2020 election. They called it "The Abortion Survivor Bill.” In reality, it’s a bill that does virtually nothing but gives GOP members of the legislature a reason to...

It’s Beto!

Back about this time in the Republican primary for president in 2016, Jeb Bush released his logo Jeb! to a lot of laughs. It was so funny that Jeb! lasted longer as a joke than Bush did as a candidate. Jeb Bush never exclaimed anything in his life so why should his...

Listen to Mayor Pete

I don’t know if Pete Buttigieg (pronounced budda’-edge-edge) can win the Democratic nomination for president. I don’t even know if I will support him if he’s still in the running when the primary happens in North Carolina next March. I do know that everybody should be...

Forest’s big mistake

Mike Causey ended Greg Lindberg's fundraising shakedown, and Greg Lindberg may crush Dan Forest's political image. Although Forest has not been accused of any criminal wrongdoing, he was deep in the Swamp with North Carolina's most corrupt donor. He was so invested in...

About that Tesla tax

Republicans in the General Assembly have proposed fees on hybrid and electric cars. Twitter quickly jumped on the proposal as being anti-environment by discouraging people from buying more fuel efficient vehicles. That’s a bad take. The measure is designed to offset...

Trump is deep underwater in NC

High Point University released a poll this week that shows Republicans should probably start to worry a little bit. Donald Trump is unpopular while Roy Cooper is doing well in the minds of voters. It’s way too early to consider the poll a predictor but the trend has...

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