More division to come

A recent article in the Washington Post notes that in about 20 years, 70% of the population will live in just 15 states. Half the population will live in eight. North Carolina is one of those eight states. When our country reaches that point, about 30% of the people...

We need more like Bob Orr

Republican Bob Orr is headlining an event for Congressional candidate Dan McCready along with Democrats Jim Hunt and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles. The GOP immediately condemned him. Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said he’s “detested within our...

Invading Asheville

Big government Republicans have begun another assault on Asheville and democracy. They’ve been trying to take control of the Asheville city council since former Senator Tom Apodaca’s ill-fated attempt to redistrict it a few years ago. Back when they first got control...

Robbing the Governor

The devil is in the details. We continue seeing the truth of this statement as news trickles out of Raleigh this week. The latest Republican stunt: stripping the governor of his appointment powers. Taken individually, the bills that this legislature passed to...

A bipartisan post

The photo is my view this morning and for the rest of the week. Last night, we had spot, whiting and croaker from the surf, blue crabs from the waterway, shrimp from the ocean, barbecue and slaw from Smithfield's, local tomatoes and corn on the cob. Needless to say,...

Columbus County

Columbus County is a predominantly rural county on North Carolina’s southeastern Coastal Plain. The third largest county in the state by land area, Columbus borders South Carolina and is located only eight miles away from the Atlantic coast. The county’s geography...

The GOP’s judicial chaos

Republicans are in such a rush to rig the electoral process in North Carolina that the people carrying out the laws can’t even keep up. The GOP has made changes to the voting process almost every year since they took power--gerrymandering local government, making...

Friends in high places

It must be nice to have friends in high places. Earlier this week, we saw how the Beer and Wine Wholesalers got the legislature to do it’s bidding in a contractual dispute with big suppliers. Now, we have a lobbyist and legislator conspiring to fix something that...

The Power of Optics

The notion of family separation reflects America at its darkest. A civil war was waged because of an institution that sustained itself in part because of legalized family separation. It is something that most Americans find naturally revolting.

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