New faces, new expectations

New faces, new expectations

ShareDemocrats start the first full week of 2019 in a better position than they’ve had in years. The new Congress was sworn in last week and Nancy Pelosi took the Speaker’s gavel again. My #NCPOL twitter feed was full of new legislators taking the oath of office this...
80% of life is showing up

80% of life is showing up

ShareLast week, the legislature met to determine whether to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that would change the board of elections and severely hamper the ongoing investigation of the Harris election fraud scandal in NC-09. Republicans needed 60% of...
Moving goalposts and priorities

Moving goalposts and priorities

ShareThe Republican’s response to the Harris Scandal in NC-09 has been a continual moving of the goalposts. As I mentioned yesterday, their initial reaction was a proper one of shock and a bit of dismay, even though Republican twitter screamed continuously, “But...
When words have no meaning

When words have no meaning

ShareI must admit I made a mistake. Before Christmas, I praised NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse and party chair Robin Hayes for calling for a new election in the tainted 9thCongressional District race. I was wrong. I took them at their words and now know...
Predictions and reflections

Predictions and reflections

ShareIt’s that time of year for reflections and predictions. In 2018, I didn’t make too many predictions. The ones I made were relatively vague and I was generally right. I said that Trump would not get impeached or be removed by the 25thAmendment. I was right but at...
Leaving nothing on the table

Leaving nothing on the table

ShareBack in the day, North Carolina had a long session of the legislature in odd numbered years and short session of the legislature in even years. During the long session, the General Assembly passed a budget that would serve the state for two years. It was based on...

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