Forest leading the GOP toward the 2020 cliff

Before I begin, let’s remember that today is Veteran’s Day. On this day in 1918, the First World War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It was an utterly senseless war that killed millions of people and then set the stage for next...
RIP Kay Hagan

RIP Kay Hagan

Former Senator Kay Hagan died yesterday. Since 2016, she suffered from the results of a debilitating tick-borne illness that left her with limited speech and mobility. A long term resident of Greensboro, she was 66 years old.  Hagan was born in Shelby but grew up in...

The budget debate lays bare the parties’ values

The budget debate lays bare the parties’ values

The North Carolina Senate announced that it might try to override Roy Cooper’s budget veto this afternoon. They’ll take a vote if they think they’ve got the support. Democrats, for their part, have taken to social media calling for their caucus to stay strong, using...

Will our Senators be heroes or zeroes?

Will our Senators be heroes or zeroes?

In the coming months, we’ll see some true Republican heroes, people who stand with the constitution and the rule of law. We saw it during the Watergate hearings, most notably Republican Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee, who famously asked, “What did the President...

AG Stein Joins Needed Probe Into Facebook

AG Stein Joins Needed Probe Into Facebook

It was announced this week that North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will be part of the leadership team of fellow attorneys general from across the nation that have joined together in a bipartisan investigation into Facebook. It’s high time that Facebook is...

A case for Warren

A case for Warren

This morning, the New York Times has a piece on establishment Democrats fretting about the primary and Biden’s weaknesses, in particular. They’re all looking for a centrist savior to sweep in and save the party. It’s not going to happen.  The establishment needs to...

The wheels off the bus

The wheels off the bus

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. -- Abraham Lincoln Yesterday feels like the day that the wheels came off the GOP Trump bus. The morning started earnest enough with the...

Dear Republicans, what the hell?

Dear Republicans, what the hell?

Dear Republicans, What the hell? Are you really going to stick with a clearly incompetent and corrupt conman at the expense of the rule of law and our standing in the world? Did you read that letter he sent to Erdogan? Are you listening to what his own advisors are...

The big debate stage benefits the frontrunners

The big debate stage benefits the frontrunners

Tonight, Democrats take the stage for yet another debate. Twelve candidates will face off on a crowded stage. All but a few are window dressing. The debate tonight is really to see if anyone can score points on Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden. Biden entered the race...

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