Falling short on redistricting

This was the news I’d been waiting for all summer. The partisan gerrymandering case heard in state court was decided! I’m a nerd, more excited about a court decision than the new Spider-Man movie, but for 9 years I’ve worried about my home state because of the...
Impeachment

Impeachment

What a week. It’s only Wednesday and the North Carolina House minority Leader took to a press conference to call out the GOP House leadership for lying. The president of UNC Board of Governors resigned, continuing the GOP’s legacy of failed governance of our...

There are bigger battles to fight

There are bigger battles to fight

Yesterday, Democratic House Minority Leader Darren Jackson called out the GOP leadership for lying about the circumstances of the budget veto override vote last week. He says a look at security footage shows Republicans calm and clearly understanding what was...

RIP Dean Westmoreland

RIP Dean Westmoreland

Dean Westmoreland died last week. He was a teacher from Kings Mountain and former president of the North Carolina Association of Educators. In my political education, he was a giant.  I met Dean when I moved to Shelby in the spring of 1993. After a decade of...

Perspective on gerrymandering

Perspective on gerrymandering

Last night, the Senate approved new maps. Now, we have legislative districts that have been drawn by legislators and have bipartisan support. It’s been a long time coming, but don’t believe it’s the beginning of a trend. North Carolina still needs a better system for...

Moore’s narrative is lacking

Moore’s narrative is lacking

Yesterday, in the aftermath of the controversial vote to override Governor Cooper’s budget veto, House Speaker Tim Moore released what he titled “A True Recap of how the N.C. House Overrode the Budget Veto.” It’s a defense of the vote but it’s contradictory at times...

A tale of lies, deception and no consequences

A tale of lies, deception and no consequences

As president, Donald Trump has exposed the central flaw in our government and democracy. To work, it requires honest brokers. He’s not one and, as long as his party backs him up, there’s no way to hold him accountable. He lies with impunity and the GOP just looks the...

Mocking Democracy

Mocking Democracy

Today in the North Carolina General Assembly, most members of the House were not present. Apparently, Representative David Lewis had told Democratic leaders that there would be no votes this morning. Multiple reporters who cover the NCGA were told the same, and there...

A win is a win, but a trend is a trend

A win is a win, but a trend is a trend

Republicans can rest a little easier. The Trump fire wall in rural North Carolina held last night. Republican Greg Murphy won handily over Democrat Allen Thomas in NC-03 and, more importantly, Dan Bishop defeated Dan McCready in NC-09. In more normal times, both...

Special election figuring

Special election figuring

Tonight, North Carolina has two special elections. In NC-03, former Greenville mayor and Democrat Allen Thomas faces off against Republican state Representative Greg Murphy. In NC-09, Democrat Dan McCready and Republican state Senator Dan Bishop are engaged in a...

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