Democrats ran a complete campaign

In the midterm elections, Democrats in North Carolina had their best showing since 2008. They won enough legislative seats to overturn veto-proof majorities in both chambers. They won every statewide judicial race on the ballot including the one giving them a 5-2...

The GOP’s gift of Gab

Two days ago, Republicans in Connecticut sent out a mailer depicting a Jewish Democrat as money grubbing. It reminded me of the pieces sent out in North Carolina saying Democrats are “not one of us” because they have “New York liberal values.” It’s all a bunch of dog...

That was fast

Well that was fast. Margaret Spellings is already leaving UNC. George Bush’s Education Secretary took the job after the UNC Board of Governors unceremoniously fired Tom Ross, a highly respected and competent president, for no other reason than he was a registered...

The problem with racists

Ahead of the election, racial tension and violence is increasing. And it’s not both sides. It’s one. The Republican Party has used racist dog whistles for decades to motivate a portion of their base. Now, since the rise of Trump, they’re more like referees’ whistles,...

A lot of motivated voters

Watching the early vote numbers in North Carolina, I don’t see the makings of a wave election—at least not in the sense of one party gaining a huge majority over the other. We’re certainly having a swell as to the number of people showing up at the polls. While Dr....

Scaring the base to the polls

Donald Trump and the Republicans have found their scare tactic to drive turnout in the midterm election. A caravan of immigrants from Central America is moving through Mexico heading north. Trump warns of MS-13 gang members and Middle Eastern terrorists, though...

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