New Pew Data on Independents

Pew has a new survey out that looks at the nature of politically independent voters, and the upshot is something that is apparent from polling but still goes rather undiscussed on network news: Independents are not just a large cohort of people sitting on the fence,...

Fight to the Right

In the past few months, scrutinizing eyes have fallen upon Republican Senator Thom Tillis here in the Tar Heel state. Endless speculation surrounding a potential primary challenge finally bore fruit earlier this week: Tucker Garland, a conservative businessman and...

Perspective: May 6th

This week's Perspective, from PoliticsNC: We cover crossover in the NCGA and their upcoming budget, whether that will include Medicaid expansion, and a new challenger to Thom Tillis from within the Republican Party.

Richard Burr Should Resign

Let this serve as a mea culpa. People of North Carolina: I was wrong. Last year, still starry-eyed and idealistic in college at Chapel Hill, I wrote a letter to the editor and submitted it to the News & Observer: 3/4/18 | News & Observer I tried to give him...

Folwell, House GOP face off

A few weeks ago I wrote about the simmering battle between the uber-conservative State Treasurer Dale Folwell and his Republican compatriots in the legislature. One might assume that they would be lockstep in their goals, but then one would be incorrect. HB184 is...

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