Neo-confederates in the GOP attic

Rep. Larry Pittman is at it again. He’s wearing his ignorance as a badge of honor and embarrassing the Republican Party, which, in the Age of Trump, is hard to do. But Pittman also represents a significant minority within the GOP. Without them, Republicans would be a...

Accessory after the fact

Senator Thom Tillis responded to Robert Mueller’s news conference by saying “Case closed: Move on.” He’s really engaging in a cover up of potential crimes by the President of the United States to protect his political career. He should be charged with accessory after...

Shameless Thom Tillis

It’s really hard to take Thom Tillis seriously. When he first ran for the state legislature in a Republican primary, he was a moderate, pro-business Republican in the mold of many Charlotte politicians. He’s come a long way since then. Like his colleague Lindsey...

Creating access and opportunity

Last week, I wrote that Democrats should embrace moderation. I got a lot of pushback and several people asked what I meant by moderation. I’ve outlined it before but here goes.  I believe that the left is articulating its vision for the Democratic Party better than...

Warren’s week

This week in presidential politics, the Democratic field grew with the additions of Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Both men start with low name recognition and a lot of catching up to do in a field of 23. On the Biden front, the...

NC-09 Republicans vote today

Today, North Carolina has its second special Congressional election primary of the year. A few weeks ago, we watched the primary in NC-03. Tonight, it’s NC-09. Dan McCready will be the Democrat but the Republican race is up in the air with 10 candidates to choose...

Another black man’s burden

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of a man who shot and killed an unarmed black man outside of his home. The court ruled that the prosecutor injected race into his argument when, in fact, there was no evidence the shooting was...

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