Like a vindictive Herbert Hoover

Blame the states. That’s Trump’s new excuse for the failure of his administration to provide the support and resources necessary to address the coronavirus pandemic. As governors call on Washington to help them get needed supplies like ventilators, masks and gowns,...
The state to watch–again

The state to watch–again

The last two weeks have highlighted exactly how competitive North Carolina will be in November. For those of us who have lived and breathed politics, it’s no surprise. Still, we’re in for unprecedented attention in the fall.  Last week, Cook Political Report...

The rotten fruit of the Reagan Revolution

The rotten fruit of the Reagan Revolution

April will be the most devastating month our country has suffered in decades. Tens of thousands of Americans will die in the coming weeks and there’s very little we can do about it. We’ll read stories of hospitals overwhelmed, people dying alone on stretchers in...

A party unprepared to lead

A party unprepared to lead

The Republican response to the pandemic hitting our country right now has been pathetic. They lie about it, profit off of it, protect the rich, and screw the working class. When the pitch forks come out, at least they’ll know where to go this time.  Every day, the...

Get the bill right

Get the bill right

Last night, Democrats stopped Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans from rushing through an aid package that’s supposed to blunt the damage to the economy caused by the coronavirus. Republicans howled that Democrats are holding up help to families and businesses in...

Clearly not ready to lead

Clearly not ready to lead

Yesterday, Governor Cooper ordered all bars and restaurants closed to halt the spread of the coronavirus. While it’s economically and socially painful, it’s a necessary step if we want to save lives. Other states have taken similar measures. All of Italy is...

Flattening the curve

Flattening the curve

Governor Roy Cooper closed schools across the state on Saturday. It was the right thing to do. The coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country right now can’t be stopped but it might be slowed. They call it bending the curve or flattening the curve. If we...

Aggressively ignorant

Aggressively ignorant

I have what I call my Facebok focus group. It’s composed of people I know who live in Trump territory and their friends who comment on their posts. Many are relatives and people I grew up with in Anson County who now live across the state. I watch their posts to get a...

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