Happy Birthday, Hiram Revels

Happy Birthday, Hiram Revels

ShareIn the spirit of Black History month, which I have done little to recognize, I want to celebrate Hiram Rhodes Revels, who was born on this day in 1827. Revels was the first African American to serve in the United States Congress. Revels was born in Fayetteville,...
Lessons for the NC GOP

Lessons for the NC GOP

ShareWhen Senator Phil Berger became Senate President Pro-Tem of the North Carolina Senate, he clearly followed the model established by his Democratic predecessor, Marc Basnight. Berger runs an organized caucus that rarely airs its laundry in public. If there are...
The new swing Voters

The new swing Voters

ShareYesterday, I looked at voters who are shifting parties and what that might mean. As Republicans transition away from the GOP, they may bring back an endangered species—the swing voter. For the last decade or so, persuadable voters have been disappearing,...
Echoing the Reagan re-alignment

Echoing the Reagan re-alignment

ShareDr. Michael Bitzer has an interesting post on Twitter this weekend. He’s watching who switched parties and where they went after the election. While the numbers are small, they indicate Republicans are leaving their party at a significantly greater pace than...
Something to complain about

Something to complain about

ShareSince the beginning of the pandemic, conservatives have been demanding that we re-open schools. Teachers and school personnel have been demanding a vaccine before they go back into the classroom. Finally, we have the vaccine so both sides can get their way. ...
Dispatches from The GOP civil war

Dispatches from The GOP civil war

ShareThe North Carolina Republican Party unanimously voted to censure Senator Richard Burr for voting to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. Senator Ben Sasse faces censure from the Nebraska GOP and Utah Republicans are circulating a petition to censure...

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