The Retrumplican poster boy

Give those Republicans in the mountains credit; they sure know how to pick ‘em. Madison Cawthorn is making a spectacle of himself as he wheels into Congress packing a gun and shooting off his mouth. He succeeds Mark Meadows who became Trump’s chief of staff. Meadows...
Predictions 2021

Predictions 2021

Happy New Year and good riddance 2020. It’s time to look back at my predictions for 2020 and make a few about 2021. Let’s hope it’s a better year than the one that just passed.  Last year, I predicted that Joe Biden would win the Democratic primary in North...

A first look at 2020 turnout in NC

A first look at 2020 turnout in NC

A twitter feed run by a conservative numbers guy is out with an early look at the numbers from the 2020 election. In a year with record turnout, Republicans outpaced Democrats and unaffiliated voters. GOP turnout was a staggering 81%. In contrast, Democrats voted at...

RIP Marc Basnight

RIP Marc Basnight

Photo by Michael Halminski Former Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight died yesterday after a long illness. Basnight was the longest serving leader of the state senate in North Carolina. He also essentially created the position as it is today and he transformed the...

Trump offers a message for Democrats

Trump offers a message for Democrats

Last night, Donald Trump gave the speech he should have been giving all year. If he had, he would have won. It wasn’t long, but it attacked government spending priorities and called out Congress for short-changing American families and businesses. It was the theme...

Study proves trickle-down didn’t trickle

Study proves trickle-down didn’t trickle

Back in the early 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was telling us that tax cuts for the wealthy would trickle down to the rest of us and promote broad prosperity, I saw a political cartoon in a left wing magazine that had a crude image of Uncle Sam pissing on a map of the...

Prone to radicalization

Prone to radicalization

The Electoral College declared Joe Biden the winner of this year’s presidential election. For rational people, it was no surprise. For too many Republicans, it was the continuation of a huge conspiracy to steal the election from the American people. They’ve never...

The new American exceptionalism

The new American exceptionalism

The Supreme Court delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump and his lawyers. In a unanimous decision, the court declined to hear the case that Trump thought would overturn the election. It wasn’t just a rejection of Trump; it was a message to the Republican...

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