Dear Republicans, what the hell?

Dear Republicans, What the hell? Are you really going to stick with a clearly incompetent and corrupt conman at the expense of the rule of law and our standing in the world? Did you read that letter he sent to Erdogan? Are you listening to what his own advisors are...
The big debate stage benefits the frontrunners

The big debate stage benefits the frontrunners

Tonight, Democrats take the stage for yet another debate. Twelve candidates will face off on a crowded stage. All but a few are window dressing. The debate tonight is really to see if anyone can score points on Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden. Biden entered the race...

The real Trump Derangement Syndrome

The real Trump Derangement Syndrome

After Donald Trump got elected president and Democrats began predicting catastrophic consequences to our government and country, Republicans coined the term Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS for short. They see the Democrats’ hysterics as laughable and believe that...

Falling short on redistricting

Falling short on redistricting

This was the news I’d been waiting for all summer. The partisan gerrymandering case heard in state court was decided! I’m a nerd, more excited about a court decision than the new Spider-Man movie, but for 9 years I’ve worried about my home state because of the...

The emptiest of suits

The emptiest of suits

There have been few empty suits as empty as Thom Tillis. Sure, we have a lot of politicians who want to be something more than they want to do something. But few get so far standing for so little as Thom Tillis.  Yesterday, when Tillis was asked whether he...

A changing of the guard in Raleigh

A changing of the guard in Raleigh

I don’t usually write about local politics, but the election last night in Raleigh may shift the leadership of the city for the next decade or so. An Old Guard that has been in power for most of the past two decades is out and a younger, more urban-minded council is...

A poll highlights Tillis’ dilemma

A poll highlights Tillis’ dilemma

A poll out today shows how quickly public sentiment is moving against Donald Trump. According to the Washington Post survey, a solid majority of Americans support the impeachment proceedings and a plurality believe he should be removed from office. The poll shows...

Grifters and their marks

Grifters and their marks

A New Yorker article says North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows (R-11) was involved in a land deal to purchase fossil-rich land at a place called Dinosaur, Colorado. Meadows failed to mention the deal in his financial disclosure statements, a violation of campaign...

Cracks in the GOP’s rural firewall?

Cracks in the GOP’s rural firewall?

Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger has insisted that Medicaid expansion is not an option in North Carolina. It’s an ideological viewpoint that leaves some of the state’s working poor without adequate access to health care. It also disproportionally hurts the rural...

Berger rebukes Moore

Berger rebukes Moore

Phil Berger announced he would not call a veto override vote without at least 24 hours’ notice. He says, “There should be no question that should the budget override vote come up, that every member of the Senate has been told publicly that they have a choice to...

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