The state to watch–again

The last two weeks have highlighted exactly how competitive North Carolina will be in November. For those of us who have lived and breathed politics, it’s no surprise. Still, we’re in for unprecedented attention in the fall.  Last week, Cook Political Report...
Tossup

Tossup

The primary last Tuesday reshaped the political landscape in North Carolina. In the U.S. Senate race, Cal Cunningham came out with a decisive victory and the Cook Political Report moved the general election race from lean Republican to toss-up. Once again, Democrats’...

The primary made Democrats stronger

The primary made Democrats stronger

I suspect the Democratic nominating process is drawing to an end more quickly than most people thought. Joe Biden’s remarkable success in South Carolina followed by big victories on Super Tuesday made it a two-person race. Now, Bernie Sanders is poised to lose...

PoliticsNC book club: A Very Stable Genius

PoliticsNC book club: A Very Stable Genius

Political books during the Obama era were, in general, mildly interesting. Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars" laid out in deliberate detail the process that led to the then-president's surge in Afghanistan. Others provided character sketches of the cool-tempered president...

An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

Joe Biden has had the most extraordinary 48 hours of any politician in recent memory. He entered the South Carolina primary on life support, knowing that a loss or even narrow victory would likely end his campaign. He came out with a stunning victory that instead...

Biden time

Biden time

For the first time in many years, I’ve waited until election day to vote. I actually left the house on Saturday morning fully intending to vote, but as I got closer to the polling place, I decide to wait for the South Carolina results. With Biden’s landslide, I’m glad...

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