Read my lips: Don’t sign pledges

For Republicans in North Carolina, the Future Now Fund is the gift that keeps on giving. The group asks candidates for state legislature to sign a pledge to support an agenda called America’s Goals. The document maps out specific legislation that the Future Now Fund...
Lawless and disordered

Lawless and disordered

Former state Representative David Lewis is the face of privilege and GOP hypocrisy. The party calling for law and order doesn’t think that should apply to well-connected white guys who rigged the system. Lewis somehow came out of federal court with nothing more than...

In the GOP’s America, standing in history’s door

In the GOP’s America, standing in history’s door

The America we’re seeing right now is not just Trump’s America. It’s the GOP’s America. After two decades to demanding no restrictions on guns and militarizing our police, we have overly aggressive law enforcement officers making the assumption that everyone is armed,...

Two starkly different views of America

Two starkly different views of America

Over the past few months, Democrats have held steady leads in most of North Carolina. A Morning Consult poll out yesterday has Cal Cunningham up by eight points, 47-39 and has Joe Biden leading Trump by three, 49-46. Numbers like that have been steady for most of the...

David Lewis is a cautionary tale

David Lewis is a cautionary tale

David Lewis offers a cautionary tale for those entering politics. Lewis is ending his career in disgrace after rising to the top of the GOP House leadership. He’s pleading guilty to transferring $65,000 from his campaign to a bank account for a business he established...

Trump to MAGA sheep: Boycott America

Trump to MAGA sheep: Boycott America

We’ve normalized Trump. Despite every warning when he was initially elected, the American media and American public shrug at behavior that should be cause for dismissal from office. Certainly, his actions should make him unelectable. That they don’t says a lot about...

America’s party

America’s party

For years, we’ve heard Republicans talk about “real Americans.” It’s code for white, rural and, usually, working class. We’ll see photos of people in trucks or with guns, usually with patriotic symbols like flags or eagles easily visible. Think a Chevy commercial for...

Of course it’s voter suppression

Of course it’s voter suppression

Here in North Carolina, we’ve had as good a look at voter suppression efforts as any state in the nation. From reducing voting hours to limiting polling locations to restricting access through voter ID programs to extreme gerrymandering, we have watched the GOP...

The Democratic lynchpin

The Democratic lynchpin

The left-leaning political organization FlipNC released an analysis of the state called Pivotal at Every Level: Cumberland County is Ground Zero for Flipping NC Blue in 2020. The central premise is that Cumberland County has now become the most competitive county in...

NC-11 heats up

NC-11 heats up

The Congressional race in NC-11 is heating up. Two polls show the race is tight in a district that Republicans hoped to hold easily. Democratic nominee Moe Davis released a poll yesterday showing that he is in a statistical tie with his Republican opponent, Madison...

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