Perspective Podcast: January 17th

This is the first episode of Perspective, a new podcast from Politics NC where Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss what's going on in the Tar Heel State. Subscribe to get weekly updates on news, politics and more. Here's where else you can listen to us: Apple...

Predictions and reflections

It’s that time of year for reflections and predictions. In 2018, I didn’t make too many predictions. The ones I made were relatively vague and I was generally right. I said that Trump would not get impeached or be removed by the 25thAmendment. I was right but at the...

The fraudulent argument for voter ID

Nobody was too surprised that the voter ID amendment passed in November. The argument for voter ID is easy. We need photo IDs to do a lot of things besides voting. We need them to get into bars. We need them to pick up prescriptions from pharmacies. To people who...

Leaving nothing on the table

Back in the day, North Carolina had a long session of the legislature in odd numbered years and short session of the legislature in even years. During the long session, the General Assembly passed a budget that would serve the state for two years. It was based on...

An Unending Scandal

Will Rierson is the 2018-19 John Blundell Fellow at the John William Pope Foundation. North Carolinians of all political stripes can agree that our university system is worth cheering. It produces the research and knowledge workers who drive our modern economy, and...

Liar, Liar

Harris is letting McCready and the media paint him as a corrupt politician that would do anything it takes to win an election. If that’s not true, he ought to defend himself. If it is true, the lies better be pretty damn elaborate to explain this away.

An appreciation of Western North Carolina

Allow me to recount one of the best moments of my life. I was sitting in the passenger seat with a friend I may never see again. We rolled down I-85 as the hills rose into ridges and tobacco farms gave way to wide pastures for gently grazing cattle. As Hickory came...

NCGOP Dumps Harris

Soon after the news that the results in the 9th Congressional District were not being certified, Thomas published a piece here titled "What Did Mark Harris Know and When Did He Know It?" In the immediate aftermath of this mess, the NCGOP rushed to have the race...

Credit where credit is due

When the election fraud scandal in in the 9thCongressional race broke, the Republican Party initially said we need a full investigation but that presumed winner Mark Harris should be seated in Congress. They initially said Democrats were trying to steal the election....

A Look Back at the Congressional Elections

This year, Americans elected 35 of the 100 members of the United States Senate and all 435 members of the United States House of Representatives, substantially altering the composition of Congress in what was largely the first national referendum on Donald Trump’s...

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