The power to profit

(Full disclosure: I'm working with Moore's opponent, David Brinkley. The views here are mine and do not represent my clients.) For House Speaker Tim Moore, politics has been a lucrative business. Since he got elected to the legislature, his financial outlook has...

Avenatti and Kavanaugh

We are in the midst of perhaps the most contentious Supreme Court nomination in memory. Other nominations have been controversial, such as Robert Bork in the eighties and Clarence Thomas in the nineties. Those confirmation hearings, like Kavanaugh's, were contentious...

NC Congressional Ratings

NC CONGRESSIONAL RATINGS Note: On September 4, a panel of federal judges ruled that lawmakers do not have time to redraw North Carolina’s congressional districts before this year’s general election, despite having struck the districts down as unconstitutional partisan...

The politics of hurricanes

Hurricanes affect politics in North Carolina. Two years ago, Matthew hit North Carolina the second week of October and left devastating flooding in its wake. People throughout the southeastern part of the state were left homeless or with severe storm damage. In those...

The Electoral Optics of Kavanaugh

The recent allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has injected new venom and uncertainty into an already contentious nomination process. To delve into the veracity of the claims put forward by Christine Blasey Fordwould yield no fruit; whether or not...

Bubbles of disappointment

A recent poll by the Republican National Committee shows that Trump’s attack on the media and his assertion that a “red wave” is coming in November leaves much of the GOP dismissing the possibility that Democrats will take back the House. They think the hype around...

The boys club

Republicans should sit back and carefully consider their move on Brett Kavanaugh. He’s been credibly accused of attempted rape when he was a high school student 35 years ago and the accuser now is willing to testify before Congress. Instead of listening to her,...

More evidence of Democratic enthusiasm

Democratic turnout in primaries continued to surge last night. In New York, voters turned out in much greater numbers than they have in previous midterms. Twice as many voted yesterday than they did four years ago. In North Carolina, early absentee ballot requests...

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