The Trump Rally is A Gathering For Hate

"In the fifties, you just say n-----, n-----, n----," admitted Lee Atwater, South Carolina Republican consultant and architect of George H. W. Bush's 1988 campaign for the presidency. Later, on his deathbed, Atwater expressed remorse for using race hatred in the...
Telling the Truth on the GOP

Telling the Truth on the GOP

After Joe Biden’s speech in Philadelphia last week, Republicans screamed, probably a bit too loudly. They were outraged, calling Biden “divisive” and accusing him of “pitting his fellow Americans against each other.”  They had never heard a President of the United...

The starting bell

The starting bell

Happy Labor Day! It’s that time of year to remember that if you enjoy the weekend, thank the labor movement. If you believe in the 40-hour work week and overtime pay, thank the labor movement. If you are glad we have child labor laws, thank the labor movement. If you...

A country under threat and a media out to lunch

A country under threat and a media out to lunch

I watched Joe Biden’s speech twice last night. Not because I was so moved by the address, but because fixing dinner interrupted me in the middle of it. I thought it was good speech—and appropriate. I also thought it would be controversial because Biden told the truth...

Affirmative action for Republicans

Affirmative action for Republicans

Yesterday, the John Locke Foundation's Carolina Journal wrote a piece bemoaning the lack of Republican professors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Of course, the implication is that conservatives don’t have voices on college campuses. The other implication is that universities...

Since Nixon: The party of personal deniability

Since Nixon: The party of personal deniability

Yesterday, conservative pundit Matt K. Lewis asked in an article, “When did the GOP become the party of jerks?” Conservatives on Twitter almost universally replied that the behavior started because Democrats were so mean to Mitt Romney in 2012. Their response is...

New York, New York

New York, New York

In another bad sign for Republicans, Democrats won a special election in a district in New York that’s considered a bellwether. Democrat Pat Ryan defeated Republican Marc Molinaro in a district that has tracked presidential results, with Biden winning it by two points...

Return of retail politics

Return of retail politics

Last week, we heard a lot about Cheri Beasley’s “go everywhere” strategy. The U.S. Senate candidate is traveling to counties across the state, talking to voters, and trying to build momentum for her campaign in a state that has only elected on Democrat to the U.S....

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