Watch the freshmen

Watch the freshmen

ShareBack in 1994, Republicans steamrolled Democrats and ushered in a new class of freshmen legislators in North Carolina and Congress. With their victory, that freshman class completed the Reagan Revolution and changed politics in Washington and Raleigh. This year,...
Bad votes

Bad votes

ShareThe legislature is now back in action. Members were sworn into office this week and the General Assembly official opened the 2019-2020 session the legislature on Wednesday. They also elected new leaders. Tim Moore was re-elected Speaker of the House. All the...
Undermining democracy

Undermining democracy

ShareYesterday, a right-wing evangelical group reported potential election fraud in a Mecklenburg state house district and demanded the Rachel Hunt, the Democratic victor in the election, not be seated. The accusations have little merit. Instead, they have two goals:...
Primaries begin today

Primaries begin today

ShareToday marks the beginning of primary season. While I’m sure more will emerge in coming weeks, Cal Cunningham’s announcement today that he’s running for lieutenant governor sets up a challenge to Democratic state senator Terry Van Duyn of Buncombe County. Let the...

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