An Acrimonious Primary

This race is the Republicans’ to lose, and by all indications so far, they are trying their damndest.

Tillis needs to stop the bleeding

A poll conducted by ProgressNC Action shows that North Carolinians overwhelmingly support the Mueller investigation and want Senator Thom Tillis to call for the report to be made public when it’s released. Two-thirds of voters say they’ve heard a lot about the...

The most pernicious NC senator

Three Republicans have put forward a proposal that would be extraordinarily destructive. The bill would give our teachers a raise--if they carried firearms in the classroom. All the bill's boosters represent the base-pandering rancidity of the GOP legislature. But the...

Weasel

Yesterday, I wrote “We’re about to see if Thom Tillis stands by the courage of his convictions.” Well, he doesn’t. His convictions are about as firm and malleable as modelling clay.  After penning an op-ed that laid out the case for opposing Donald Trump’s...

A Tillis-Walker primary?

We’re about to see if Sen. Thom Tillis really stands by the courage of his convictions. A couple of weeks ago, he wrote an op-ed explaining why he would vote to block Trump’s emergency declaration to secure money for his border wall. Tillis laid out a plain case for...

Some unpopular opinions, if you’re a Democrat

I’ve got a bunch of unpopular opinions right now—at least it you’re a Democrat. It’s probably time I took a little abuse from my side of the aisle, so here goes.  First, I think Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should listen more and talk less. She’s a very talented...

Cooper’s Quiet Victory

Governor Cooper is not known for booming rhetoric, and in the same quiet way that he might deliver his speeches he has gone about dramatically shifting the balance of the North Carolina judiciary. Yesterday, Governor Cooper appointed North Carolina Court of Appeals...

Tillis is more vulnerable than history suggests

The pattern of North Carolina Senate races has been fairly stable since the decline of the "Solid South." The elections are always hard-fought--by some measures, the most competitive in America--but Republicans prevail more often than not. 2014's race followed that...

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