Justin Amash and his District’s Anomalies

Western Michigan at times can be a strange, yet predictable political place.  GOP Congressman Justin Amash, who represents that area’s 3rdCongressional District, just proved it. Strange, because Amash is the first Republican member of the  Congress and...

Thanks, Kim Strach

Apparently, the State Board of Elections is about to replace Kim Strach as executive director. I’m not surprised, but I wish they wouldn’t. Strach has served the state well, putting her job and her obligations before any partisan considerations. Her handling of the...

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...

Another black man’s burden

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of a man who shot and killed an unarmed black man outside of his home. The court ruled that the prosecutor injected race into his argument when, in fact, there was no evidence the shooting was...

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.

No, Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton

There’s a narrative among left-leaning pundits and activists that Joe Biden is just Hillary Clinton 2.0. Trump will beat Biden, they say, just like he did Clinton because he’s nothing more than another establishment shill. They’re wrong. I’m not sure Biden is the best...

The good guy without a gun

After the Sandy Hook massacre, I was sure that our political leaders would do something. How could they not? A crazed gunman shot and killed 22 elementary school kids in their classrooms. Surely, we, as a nation, would act. But I was wrong.  I don’t have any...

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