Failing Upwards

If you’re ever worried about job safety, consider going into the world of politics. As long as your party is in control of things, they’ll take care of you. If nobody comes to mind, I’ve got a prime example in hand: Justin Burr. Burr is one of the youngest legislators...

NCGA Senate Ratings

2018 NC Senate Election Ratings As Election Day approaches, Politics NC is releasing ratings for each of North Carolina’s congressional and legislative elections. In late September, we covered the state’s thirteen races for the United States House of...

Idle Musings on Kavanaugh and the Senate

After a tumultuous few weeks, the United States Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to his lifetime appointment as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Liberal groups have lamented his nomination from the beginning, and although vigorous in their protestations, his...

Avenatti and Kavanaugh

We are in the midst of perhaps the most contentious Supreme Court nomination in memory. Other nominations have been controversial, such as Robert Bork in the eighties and Clarence Thomas in the nineties. Those confirmation hearings, like Kavanaugh's, were contentious...

NC Congressional Ratings

NC CONGRESSIONAL RATINGS Note: On September 4, a panel of federal judges ruled that lawmakers do not have time to redraw North Carolina’s congressional districts before this year’s general election, despite having struck the districts down as unconstitutional partisan...

The Electoral Optics of Kavanaugh

The recent allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has injected new venom and uncertainty into an already contentious nomination process. To delve into the veracity of the claims put forward by Christine Blasey Fordwould yield no fruit; whether or not...

Duplin County

Duplin County is a large, rural county located centrally within North Carolina’s Coastal Plain region. Duplin is economically and culturally defined by its expansive agriculture industry, including some of the state’s largest poultry producers in addition to the...

McCready is What NC Democrats Need

In the twilight years of Democratic dominance, NC progressives grew restive. Urbanization had not led to the liberalization of their party. Pro-business rural Democrats ran the party, and this bulwark of centrism left some activists feeling like they were denied the...

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