From think tank to hackery

I’m back from Sweden. While North Carolina was suffering from 95+ degree heat, we were struggling to get above 70 degrees. At some point, I’d love to spend summers there. For now, I’ll take what I can get. While the landscape, the climate, and the culture were much...
GOP family values

GOP family values

I sure hope I can stop writing about Madison Cawthorn after May 17. If I have to talk about him winning the primary, it says more about the Republican Party than it does about Cawthorn. Actually, all of it, his whole political saga, says a lot about the GOP. ...

The McConnell Court

The McConnell Court

If the leaked memo from Supreme Court is correct, Roe v Wade has been overturned. It’s a bit shocking, even if it was predictable. Conservatives are giddy, even if trying to focus more on the unprecedented leak than the impact on low-income women who can’t...

Good news for Democrats? It’s all relative

Good news for Democrats? It’s all relative

Democrats got some good news from the ABC News-Washington Post poll yesterday. Mind you, good news is relative. The poll indicates that the political environment is no longer deteriorating for the party in power, not that they’re in any great shape as we head into the...

Grifters and leaders

Grifters and leaders

The Republican establishment is finally fighting back. The ferocity with which Senator Thom Tillis is going after Madison Cawthorn is impressive. Tillis is leveling a no-holds barred attack on the Congressman from the 11th district using a SuperPAC to attack him and...

Above the law

Above the law

Madison Cawthorn has learned one lesson of the Trump era well: Republican politicians are above the law. He was stopped earlier this week for carrying a handgun in the Charlotte airport for the second time since he’s been in Congress. I doubt it was an accident. He...

The accountability gap

The accountability gap

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lied…and lied…and lied. After the release of a book that claims McCarthy told people he would call on Trump to resign during the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, McCarthy denied that ever happened. And he denied it...

The corrupt and the incompetent

The corrupt and the incompetent

“If this isn’t impeachable, I don’t know what is.” Mitch McConnell in the wake of January 6. McConnell, of course, voted against impeachment just a few days later. He lost his spine, just like House Minority Kevin McCarthy who told colleagues he would call on Trump to...

The GOP seems to be consolidating around Budd

The GOP seems to be consolidating around Budd

It appears that Republicans are closing ranks around Ted Budd in the US Senate primary. Earlier this week, Senate Presiden Pro Tem Phil Berger announced his endorsement and this morning, Budd is running ad with Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson touting his support. I...

Follow Thomas

Follow PoliticsNC

GET UPDATES

Get the latest posts from PoliticsNC delivered right to your inbox!

You have Successfully Subscribed!