NC GOP Tires of Tillis

Morning Consult released a poll this morning that showed Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina hemorrhaging support from members of his own party. In February, Senator Tillis publicly opposed President Trump's national emergency over the border wall, going...

Biden’s in

Joe Biden is in. I’ve always liked him. In fact, I’ve got a letter dated February 10, 1986 that reads: Dear Mr. Mills,Thank you for calling my office.It is too early for me to make any decisions regarding 1988. However, if I should decide to be a candidate, you can...

The Democrats running in NC-03

From my perch in the Triangle, I’ve barely been aware of the Democratic primary playing out in North Carolina’s 3rdCongressional District. If my twitter feed is any indication, and that’s certainly a dubious indicator, retired Marine flyer Richard Bew is the most...

About those women

There’s been complaining on social media and in the press that the women running for president aren’t getting their fair share of news coverage. I know I’m about to get slammed for mansplaining but I don’t think it’s bias—or at least not most of it. We’ve got 19...

We need impeachment hearings

I have not been one of those beating the drum for impeachment since Trump took office. In fact, I’ve felt those demands did more harm than good. They were just more hyperbolic noise in the political echo chamber that allowed real problems to be dismissed as partisan...

Richard Burr Should Resign

Let this serve as a mea culpa. People of North Carolina: I was wrong. Last year, still starry-eyed and idealistic in college at Chapel Hill, I wrote a letter to the editor and submitted it to the News & Observer: 3/4/18 | News & Observer I tried to give him...

We need statesmen. We’ve got hacks.

I don’t really want to write about the Mueller report. It’s one of a string of depressing episodes that exposes the disturbing division in the country and one side’s insistence on putting party over country. Unfortunately, North Carolina’s Senators, Richard Burr and...

A cruel bill

The so-called Born Alive Abortion Survivors bill passed the state house yesterday and now goes to the governor. It’s an odious piece of legislation designed to score political points by firing up the GOP base. It’s also a remarkably cruel piece of legislation that...

My thoughts on Beto

The first thing I thought when I got into the Great Hall at UNC-CH to await Beto O’Rourke was, “Sure are a lot of white people here.” I am used to going to political events that have diverse crowds, but with the exception of maybe two or three African-American...

Exploiting outrage

Republicans in the North Carolina Senate passed a bill last night designed to fire up its base in the 2020 election. They called it "The Abortion Survivor Bill.” In reality, it’s a bill that does virtually nothing but gives GOP members of the legislature a reason to...

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