The GOP unzipped

This year feels increasingly like 2006. Back then, the Republican Party was fighting off scandals, wars, botched responses to natural disasters, and numerous self-inflicted wounds. This year, the pandemic and the reckoning over race have replaced the wars and natural...
A cornered animal

A cornered animal

The news in politics keeps getting tougher for Republicans. After Democrats reported huge fundraising numbers in Senate and House races this week, the Cook Political Report released its Electoral College Ratings. As of today, according to Cook, “Democrats have 279...

Where NC Democrats stand

Where NC Democrats stand

Despite a slew victories in 2018, North Carolina Democrats remain in an unenviable place. Their Republican foes control a majority of the Council of State, both US Senate seats, and large majorities in the state's Congressional delegation and state legislature. You...

Law and disorder

Law and disorder

Republicans are beside themselves with anger over the illegal toppling of Confederate monuments and the failure of Democrats like Governor Roy Cooper stopping them. They railed against the lawlessness of the mobs invading cities. Donald Trump tweeted “LAW AND ORDER!”...

Another dog whistle

Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected. To protect the monuments, the GOP put in place bureaucratic...

The Next Trump

The Next Trump

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has carved out a unique niche in the landscape of Trump-era conservatism: the intellectual bomb-thrower. A Harvard graduate and former fellow at the esteemed Claremont Institute, he has developed a split persona as right-wing policy thinker...

A tough month for Tillis

A tough month for Tillis

Control of the U.S. Senate may hinge on North Carolina. The race between Senator Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham is shaping up to be a barnburner. And right now, Cunningham is the one on fire. He’s leading Tillis by as much as nine points according to four polls...

Waterloo for social conservatism

Waterloo for social conservatism

Since the boiling cauldron of the 1960's reawakened an assertive religiously conservative faction, social conservatism has played a potent role in North Carolina and American politics. Politicians such as Jesse Helms, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush rode socially...

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