Christmas Civility

Christmas Civility

ShareHomophily, or the desire to surround ourselves with like-minded people, is a common social instinct – and one that finance warns against. Yes, it’s easier to be around like-minded types, but finance recommends the hard work of exposing yourself to...
Breaking the board

Breaking the board

ShareWith all the bad ideas floated by Republicans in their attempt to strip power from the executive branch, the restructuring of the State Board of Elections and Ethics Commission has gotten less attention. The new law, which is being contested in court, would...
A victim of whining

A victim of whining

SharePat McCrory is continuing his fight with the media and portraying himself as a victim of coordinated attacks meant to take him down. He’s released a video implying a vast left-wing conspiracy that includes the mainstream media is out to get him. He’s right...
Quid pro quo

Quid pro quo

ShareQuid pro quo-something that is given to you or done for you in return for something you have given to or done for someone else. Merriam-Webster dictionary On Wednesday, the legislature held a Gov Ops meeting. In it, they reviewed the sordid tale of the prison...
Corruption and cronyism

Corruption and cronyism

ShareRepublicans came to power in 2010 and 2012 complaining about the cronyism and petty corruption of Democrats in Raleigh. They had a point. Democrats had too many people hanging around state government who were getting too many favors. We heard about sweetheart...
He lied

He lied

SharePat McCrory lied. There’s really no other way to look at it. In a debate during the 2012 election, McCrory was asked, “What further restrictions on abortion would you agree to sign?” He answered, simply and definitively, “None.” Yesterday, he said he will sign...

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