My thoughts on Beto

The first thing I thought when I got into the Great Hall at UNC-CH to await Beto O’Rourke was, “Sure are a lot of white people here.” I am used to going to political events that have diverse crowds, but with the exception of maybe two or three African-American...

A Republican AOC? Not quite.

Yesterday, I got an email from a Washington reporter with the subject line “NC-09.” The body read, “I'm doing a Stevie Rivenbark story…[She] is being pitched as the GOP's answer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. What do you think of the comparison and should NC...

Thoughts on gerrymandering

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard cases concerning gerrymandering in North Carolina and Maryland. The results could have wide ranging implications. I’m not a constitutional lawyer and I try not give legal like so many people on twitter. I also try to assume that some...

Gerrymandering day

Today is gerrymandering day at the Supreme Court. The court will hear cases from North Carolina and Maryland to determine whether extreme gerrymanders in redistricting are constitutional or not. In North Carolina, Republican legislators drew districts that gave them a...

No collusion, just corruption. MAGA!

The Mueller report finally dropped. The special counsel found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents or interests to influence the outcome of the election. Mueller also noted that while he did not find conclusive evidence of obstruction...

In the name of Trump

Fealty to Donald Trump requires debasing yourself. Ever since Chris Christie went from presidential frontrunner to Trump errand boy, we’ve watched a string of otherwise self-respecting Republicans embarrass themselves to stay in Trumps good graces. It’s not enough...

Tillis needs to stop the bleeding

A poll conducted by ProgressNC Action shows that North Carolinians overwhelmingly support the Mueller investigation and want Senator Thom Tillis to call for the report to be made public when it’s released. Two-thirds of voters say they’ve heard a lot about the...

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