The hysteria of the right

A conservative activist I follow on Twitter named Bethany Mandell announced this week that she’s releasing a book in which she and her co-author “dig into the many fronts on the woke war on our children.” In a series of Tweets, she declared that the left is “taking...
Maybe I’m wrong

Maybe I’m wrong

Happy New Year! I’m wary of getting into the prediction racket since I’ve been wrong so often in the past. Donald Trump’s election in 2016 convinced me that I know less than I thought. However, I do have a few thoughts and, if not predictions, then possibilities,...

North Carolina Democrats’ job in 2023

North Carolina Democrats’ job in 2023

For Democrats in North Carolina, 2023 needs to be a building year. Nationally, the party exceeded expectations, adding to its majority in the U.S. Senate and keeping their loss of the House to single digits. Here, Republicans gained a veto-proof majority in the state...

A good read in the down time

A good read in the down time

I'm taking a bit of time with the family. My daughter, grandson, and son-in-law are visiting from Sweden, so I'm not writing much. However, I'm still reading a bit. The series from WFAE on why Democrats keep having trouble winning in North Carolina is a good read. It...

Righting wrongs and aggrieved white people

Righting wrongs and aggrieved white people

Earlier this fall, the Supreme Court heard a case about race-based admissions to the University of North Carolina. Conservatives argue that affirmative action programs discriminate against White applicants by giving minorities unfair advantage in admission programs....

The bad guys

The bad guys

When I was a kid, we played army a lot. We ran through the woods, building forts and digging foxholes, brandishing toy guns. Our enemies were usually the Germans or Japanese. We were defenders of democracy, saving the world from authoritarian dictatorships.  Back...

GOP candidates: No job. no experience. No worries!

GOP candidates: No job. no experience. No worries!

On the weekend before the Georgia runoff for U.S. Senate, the state's Republican lieutenant governor called Herschel Walker, the GOP nominee, “one of the worst candidates in our party's history." He was right and voters rejected the Heisman Trophy winner and...

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