The hysteria of the right

A conservative activist I follow on Twitter named Bethany Mandell announced this week that she’s releasing a book in which she and her co-author “dig into the many fronts on the woke war on our children.” In a series of Tweets, she declared that the left is “taking...
Conservatives are the Cultural Aggressors

Conservatives are the Cultural Aggressors

The fist Confederate statues were monuments to victory in a war of Southern aggression. Defeated at Appomattox, Southern whites regrouped by organizing terrorist militias and ransacking the region's newly biracial local and state governments. As the North soured on...

Race and redemption in the modern GOP

Race and redemption in the modern GOP

Last week, a Republican staffer to state House Speaker Tim Moore resigned after WRAL reported that he had been involved in White supremacist organizations. Several years ago, Carlton Huffman was part of the Council for Conservative Citizens and took part in a radio...

Fox Fears

Fox Fears

Yesterday, I saw on Twitter that the 4th quarter GDP report had come out, but I didn’t see what it said. I opened a Google tab and typed in "GDP report" in the news section. Immediately, headlines popped up.  New York Times: “US Economy Records Solid...

The dawn of Bidenism

The dawn of Bidenism

Friday marked the half-way point in Joe Biden’s first, and possibly only, term as president. It’s been a remarkable two years. His election marked the end of the short-lived Trump era, though that was not obvious as Biden took the oath of office.  The dangerous...

In spite of Republicans, not because of them

In spite of Republicans, not because of them

When the legislature opened a couple of weeks ago, Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger delivered a speech touting the success of Republicans over the past 12 of power. He took credit for the economic growth in North Carolina and bragged that the GOP had changed the...

False prophets and ravening wolves

False prophets and ravening wolves

Earlier this week, the Republican Women’s Club of South Central Kentucky hosted a fundraiser that featured Jonathan Mattingly, one of the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor, as a speaker. Taylor, an African American woman, was killed when three white policemen...

Reflections on the 2022 elections

Reflections on the 2022 elections

Good for Democrats: 1.  The Democrats kept the US Senate majority, with big wins in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada, Colorado, and Georgia. This also means President Joe Biden can get appellate court and US Supreme Court nominations through for...

Those State Senate Maps – Let’s Start the New Year Right

Those State Senate Maps – Let’s Start the New Year Right

The N.C. Supreme Court doesn’t like them.  Dan Blue, State Senate Minority Leader, doesn't like them. Left wing media do not like them. Their beef is that Republicans got 60% of the seats, 30 out of 50,  while only receiving 59% of the votes of those who voted for the...

Stein kicks off the 2024 cycle

Stein kicks off the 2024 cycle

Well, my 2023 predictions are off to a good start. Kevin McCarthy became speaker of the House after a very ugly battle. Now, North Carolina Attorney Josh Stein has announced his candidacy for governor, though a bit earlier than I anticipated.  Stein’s...

The public is over the outrage and over Trump

The public is over the outrage and over Trump

Washington is all atwitter over the classified documents found at Joe Biden’s private office and Delaware home. Republicans are giddy, comparing Biden’s situation with Trump’s. They’re hoping to muddy the water despite the obvious differences. Trump ignored a subpoena...

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