Winning is now the core Republican value

Yesterday, the North Carolina GOP held a press conference to announce, “You know all that noise we made about election integrity for the past decade? We were just kidding.” Instead, they’re advocating to seat a candidate who knowingly hired a convicted felon with...

Talking with Cal Cunningham

Here's my conversation with Cal Cunningham, candidate in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor. You can read more about Cal and his campaign at calfornc.com. Here’s where else you can listen to us:  Apple Podcasts, Google...

Honor King by fixing the Voting Rights Act

As we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., today is good time to remember that Congress has failed to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Supreme Court found section 4 of the act to be out of date in 2013 and left it up to Congress to amend...

Perspective Podcast: January 17th

This is the first episode of Perspective, a new podcast from Politics NC where Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss what's going on in the Tar Heel State. Subscribe to get weekly updates on news, politics and more. Here's where else you can listen to us: Apple...

Give me less of Moore

Give him credit. Tim Moore knows how to use social media, or at least one of the folks on his team is doing a great job. We should expect as much given the lucrative salaries associated with working for the Speaker of the House, whose office alone accounts for more...

Send a mayor to Washington

Since he was first elected, polls have shown Sen. Thom Tillis to have low favorability numbers. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s in trouble since his numbers are similar to those Sen. Richard Burr carried throughout 2010 and 2016 when he won re-election, but it does...

The neo-Confederates lost

A friend noted that by removing Silent Sam’s pedestal, Carol Folt changed the facts on the ground. In other words, the debate is no longer about whether or not to take Sam down, but whether or not to put him back up. I suspect he’s down for good.  The neo-Confederates...

Silent Sam is about race, not law and order

Well, the UNC Board of Governors is kicking Carol Folt off campus. Instead of waiting until the end of the year, they’ve given her until the end of the month. And they’ve kicked her off campus because she removed a vestige of white supremacy. The whole episode shows...

Folt bolts, takes Sam with her

So it looks like the UNC Board of Governors has run off another employee. UNC-CH Chancelor Carol Folt announced she’s leaving at the end of the academic year, just weeks after UNC President Margaret Spellings announced her resignation. Since firing Tom Ross, the Board...

Run, Amy, run

With all the hype around Democratic candidates throwing their hats into the ring for president, I’ll give my choices for various races this week. I’m not saying I won’t change my mind as I get more information about people, but for now, I’ll go through a couple of my...

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