Justin Amash and his District’s Anomalies

Western Michigan at times can be a strange, yet predictable political place.  GOP Congressman Justin Amash, who represents that area’s 3rdCongressional District, just proved it. Strange, because Amash is the first Republican member of the  Congress and...

Could NC-03 be competitive?

The first special election primary of the cycle is behind us now. In NC-03, in the race to replace Rep. Walter Jones, Jr., former Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas handily won the Democratic primary with just over 50% of the vote. On the Republican side, state...

A challenger for Forest?

So far, the Republican primary for governor has looked like a case of believing one's own spin. GOP establishment figures have rallied to Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest as their standard bearer, apparently believing that he occupies the mainstream space in the...

Challengers for Tillis

After a lot of angst about finding a good candidate to run against Thom Tillis, Democrats now appear to have enough for a good primary next March. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee initially wanted Attorney General Josh Stein or former Charlotte Mayor and...

Republicans’ loss could be Democrats’ gain

North Carolina became ground zero of the GOP’s transformation from the conservative party touting liberty to the populist one with authoritarian instincts. In states across the country, Republicans are mimicking NCGOP tactics like stripping Democratic governors of...

Biden’s in

Joe Biden is in. I’ve always liked him. In fact, I’ve got a letter dated February 10, 1986 that reads: Dear Mr. Mills,Thank you for calling my office.It is too early for me to make any decisions regarding 1988. However, if I should decide to be a candidate, you can...

The Democrats running in NC-03

From my perch in the Triangle, I’ve barely been aware of the Democratic primary playing out in North Carolina’s 3rdCongressional District. If my twitter feed is any indication, and that’s certainly a dubious indicator, retired Marine flyer Richard Bew is the most...

About those women

There’s been complaining on social media and in the press that the women running for president aren’t getting their fair share of news coverage. I know I’m about to get slammed for mansplaining but I don’t think it’s bias—or at least not most of it. We’ve got 19...

We need impeachment hearings

I have not been one of those beating the drum for impeachment since Trump took office. In fact, I’ve felt those demands did more harm than good. They were just more hyperbolic noise in the political echo chamber that allowed real problems to be dismissed as partisan...

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