The state to watch–again

The last two weeks have highlighted exactly how competitive North Carolina will be in November. For those of us who have lived and breathed politics, it’s no surprise. Still, we’re in for unprecedented attention in the fall.  Last week, Cook Political Report...
Aggressively ignorant

Aggressively ignorant

I have what I call my Facebok focus group. It’s composed of people I know who live in Trump territory and their friends who comment on their posts. Many are relatives and people I grew up with in Anson County who now live across the state. I watch their posts to get a...

Coronavirus is for real

Coronavirus is for real

I can’t stop reading about coronavirus though I probably should. From a political stand point, it’s probably a disaster for the Trump administration. It will lead to a recession if we’re not already in one. By the time it’s over in a year and half or so, somewhere...

Tossup

Tossup

The primary last Tuesday reshaped the political landscape in North Carolina. In the U.S. Senate race, Cal Cunningham came out with a decisive victory and the Cook Political Report moved the general election race from lean Republican to toss-up. Once again, Democrats’...

The primary made Democrats stronger

The primary made Democrats stronger

I suspect the Democratic nominating process is drawing to an end more quickly than most people thought. Joe Biden’s remarkable success in South Carolina followed by big victories on Super Tuesday made it a two-person race. Now, Bernie Sanders is poised to lose...

An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

Joe Biden has had the most extraordinary 48 hours of any politician in recent memory. He entered the South Carolina primary on life support, knowing that a loss or even narrow victory would likely end his campaign. He came out with a stunning victory that instead...

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