Character and competence

Yesterday, Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, announced she’s stepping down. She’s been with the department since Cooper’s first term began and she stayed through a pandemic. She also received compliments from both...
The Failure of Bergernomics

The Failure of Bergernomics

The state budget finally making its way through the General Assembly tells us something about Phil Berger: He has not changed his mind. This budget contains a further $2 billion dollars in corporate tax cuts coming on the heels of a decade in which our corporate tax...

Thoughts on a poll

Thoughts on a poll

This morning I have more random thoughts than cohesive ones. My main thoughts are about the Washington Post/ABC poll that shows Democrats trailing Republicans on the Congressional generic ballot by ten points, the largest lead for the GOP in the history of the poll....

Governor Cooper Should Probably Sign the Budget

Governor Cooper Should Probably Sign the Budget

Republican legislative leaders have clearly been playing a double game with the state budget. On one side, they've finally extended the hand of cooperation to Governor Cooper, with whom they have otherwise spent the last five years in pitched battles. But at the same...

The GOP upheaval

The GOP upheaval

Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced he’s switching district to run in the newly drawn 13th district that was assumed to have been drawn for House Speaker Tim Moore. Cleveland County, Moore’s home, is in the middle of the district that stretches from Charlotte to...

Greed, Grifting, and Speaker Tim Moore

Greed, Grifting, and Speaker Tim Moore

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is hardly a beloved figure in Raleigh circles, but he commands the loyalty of his top lieutenants. Knowing that their maestro aspired to hold seat in Congress, top N.C. House mapmakers drew a juicy, ill-formed district in the...

The Evolution of the RINO

The Evolution of the RINO

If Richard Burr is a RINO, it's hard to imagine what is an elephant. For the past 25 years Burr has been the definition of a rock-solid Southern conservative, voting uniformly right on economic, social and military issues. Facing a potential primary challenge in 2010,...

What Democrats should do next

What Democrats should do next

Democrats had a roller coaster of a week. The began by having tough elections in Virginia and New Jersey and ended it by passing a historic infrastructure bill with bipartisan support. The warnings of the Virginia election still stand, but Biden can now claim that...

More thoughts on Virginia, part 1

More thoughts on Virginia, part 1

The takes from Virginia keep coming and I've still got more. That said, I think we need to remember that an election, much like a poll, is a snapshot in time. Right now, Democrats are struggling with a difficult national environment, some of their own making and some...

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