These Millennials will make you feel better about Madison Cawthorn

It is with genuine shame that I observe Madison Cawthorn is the first Millennial to hold high office in North Carolina. In typical underhanded fashion, he markets himself as a member of Generation Z, but having been born in 1995 he represents the tail end of the...
Corollaries to the Big Lie

Corollaries to the Big Lie

Republicans and conservatives are rewriting history as it occurs and creating corollaries to the Big Lie. People like Lindsey Graham are calling for unity and healing after they split the country wide open by validating and repeating the lies of Donald Trump. Other...

The Retrumplican poster boy

The Retrumplican poster boy

Give those Republicans in the mountains credit; they sure know how to pick ‘em. Madison Cawthorn is making a spectacle of himself as he wheels into Congress packing a gun and shooting off his mouth. He succeeds Mark Meadows who became Trump’s chief of staff. Meadows...

The irony of Southern history goes national

The irony of Southern history goes national

In truth, civilizational defeat was intrinsic to the formation of America. Europeans did not "discover" terra incognita when they arrived on the shores of the western hemisphere in the late 15th century. Following first contact, three out of four Indigenous persons...

The conservative defense of the Big Lie

The conservative defense of the Big Lie

Donald Trump became the first president impeached twice. The vote in the House included ten Republicans, making it the most bipartisan impeachment in history. Several other Republicans who voted against impeachment disavowed the president and one said he might regret...

PoliticsNC Book Club: Bill Clinton

PoliticsNC Book Club: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton's reputation has waxed an waned for three decades, and now he finds himself in another slump. The #MeToo reckoning caught him in its morally urgent net, his policies on crime and welfare are widely seen as having worsened our problems of racial...

We need accountability before we can have unity

We need accountability before we can have unity

I’m not interested in uniting the country right now. I’m interested in defeating the forces of reaction that threaten our democracy. We have seen these people throughout our history and they are not open to compromise. They are destructive and authoritarian. They tore...

The Big Lie of voter fraud

The Big Lie of voter fraud

The Big Lie is voter fraud. It’s the metaphorical Reichstag fire that Republicans have used to rally their troops and strip away voting rights in attempts to rig elections. And it’s the spark that led to the failed insurrection on Wednesday that left our Capitol...

There should be consequences

There should be consequences

Yesterday should have been a celebration of our democracy and its tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. Instead, the President of the United States summoned a small group of his lunatic and intellectually challenged supporters to Washington and encouraged them to...

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