The GOP unzipped

This year feels increasingly like 2006. Back then, the Republican Party was fighting off scandals, wars, botched responses to natural disasters, and numerous self-inflicted wounds. This year, the pandemic and the reckoning over race have replaced the wars and natural...
How Trump’s Dumpster Fire Became a Reichstag Fire

How Trump’s Dumpster Fire Became a Reichstag Fire

The dumpster fire was lit early when White House strategists ballyhooed Trump’s plan to “deconstruct the administrative state.” The plan propagated the dissolution of the tax system, business and environmental regulations, trade pacts, and immigration policies that...

Why North Carolina is trending blue

Why North Carolina is trending blue

Another poll in North Carolina shows Biden leading Trump and Cunningham with a huge lead over Tillis. We’ve seen similar polls since the spring. Conservatives don’t believe them. They cite the 2016 polls that showed Clinton defeating Trump. They believe rural voters...

The party of dumb people

The party of dumb people

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tested positive for COVID-19. He blamed wearing a mask for contracting the virus. Gohmert announced he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to treat the virus despite no evidence that it worked. A staffer from his office said...

The GOP picked a bad year to field a weak ticket

The GOP picked a bad year to field a weak ticket

In the collective hagiography of conservative memory, 1984 is remembered as a high point. The Reagan landslide served as a resounding vindication of movement conservatism. It was the fulcrum point of a decade of right-of-center dominance. As in the nation, so in North...

The right leader for this moment

The right leader for this moment

You know who we don’t hear much from anymore? ReOpenNC. You know why? Because they were wrong, wrong, wrong. Had we re-opened like they demanded, we would look like the states they cited as examples, Florida, Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. Now, after snubbing...

Wagging the dog

Wagging the dog

Donald Trump is invading American cities with the “jack-booted government thugs” the NRA warned us about 25 years ago. He’s sending federal law enforcement from a mishmash of agencies dressed in combat fatigues to attack American citizens. No mayors or governors...

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