More division to come

A recent article in the Washington Post notes that in about 20 years, 70% of the population will live in just 15 states. Half the population will live in eight. North Carolina is one of those eight states. When our country reaches that point, about 30% of the people...

Currituck County

Comprising the northeastern corner of North Carolina, Currituck County is bounded by Virginia to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Currituck is the easternmost of the Coastal Plain’s five long, narrow “finger counties” located above the Albemarle Sound,...

Where are the leaders?

I’ve been trying to keep my focus on North Carolina politics but Trump’s meeting with Putin and his response is truly astounding. The President of the United States just blamed America for the poor relations with one of the most devious regimes in the world. In a...

The Trump effect in NC-09

A Civitas poll earlier this week opened eyes because Democrat Dan McCready leads Republican Mark Harris in the open seat in a GOP +7 district. The more significant number, though, is Donald Trump’s favorability. He’s upside down with 43% approving, 49% disapproving....

Another mess

So here’s my unpopular take today. I much prefer watching the rescue of the twelve Thai soccer players and their coach than the whole Supreme Court pick. I’m glad the team is safe and I’m a bit in awe of the divers and supporters who made it happen. I'm disgusted with...

Cumberland County

Located roughly thirty miles south of the Triangle on North Carolina’s inner Coastal Plain, Cumberland County is the fifth most populous in the state, with 329,653 residents as of July 2018. Cumberland’s county seat, Fayetteville, is the sixth largest city in North...

Out of sync

The opposition research on Mark Harris is just starting to emerge. In a sermon from 2013, Harris criticized society for strongly encouraging women to pursue a career outside of the home. He questioned whether careers should be put ahead of being a wife and mother. "In...

Republican rejects

I’m having more fun watching the GOP reject their own candidates. Down in Hoke County, they’ve had to condemn the GOP nominee for state house because he’s an unrepentant racist who beat another Republican in the May primary. In judicial races that Republicans in the...

The best laid plans…

Republicans in the North Carolina legislature have spent almost as much time trying to rig the political process as they have dealing with the problems and issues that affect people’s lives. They also showed little respect for the voters, creating confusion and...

Craven County

Craven County is a large, populous county located on North Carolina’s eastern Coastal Plain. Craven is bisected by the prominent Neuse River, which flows southeast through the county and empties directly into the Pamlico Sound. The county’s seat and largest...

Former Republican Governors Oppose Power Grab

Republicans have continued their systematic tirade against the governor in the waning days of this legislative session, but they now have unlikely opponents: two former Republican governors. The Charlotte Observer wrote yesterday that a “Far-reaching ballot measure...

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