Just dying to vote

Yesterday, Republicans in Wisconsin insisted that voters go to the polls in person in the middle of a global pandemic. The Democratic governor tried to delay the election but the Republican-controlled legislature would not agree. The US Supreme Court split along...
An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

An extraordinary 48 hours in politics

Joe Biden has had the most extraordinary 48 hours of any politician in recent memory. He entered the South Carolina primary on life support, knowing that a loss or even narrow victory would likely end his campaign. He came out with a stunning victory that instead...

Biden time

Biden time

For the first time in many years, I’ve waited until election day to vote. I actually left the house on Saturday morning fully intending to vote, but as I got closer to the polling place, I decide to wait for the South Carolina results. With Biden’s landslide, I’m glad...

It’s time for Bloomberg to drop out

It’s time for Bloomberg to drop out

It’s time for Mike Bloomberg to drop out of the presidential race. He stated that his reason for joining the contest was to prevent a Sanders nomination that could lead to devastating losses for Democrats in November. Now, Bloomberg is more likely to cause that...

Bloomberg’s folly

Bloomberg’s folly

Public Policy Polling released a survey of Democratic primary voters in North Carolina that still shows Joe Biden still the frontrunner in the state--barely. He leads Bernie Sander by three points who, in turn, leads Michael Bloomberg by three. It's clear that...

Trending blue

Trending blue

Yesterday, I wrote a piece describing what I called Bernie Sanders’ path to victory. I don’t mean that I believe he will win the state, but he does have a way forward that might work. It’s grounded in the youth vote. It’s that vote that will turn North Carolina blue...

The spoiler

The spoiler

If Bernie Sanders ends up the Democratic nominee, we will probably have Michael Bloomberg to thank. Bloomberg’s plan to buy his way into the Democratic primary and largely by-pass the vetting process is backfiring. While he’s surging, he’s not surging enough. Instead,...

Rhyming with 1972

Rhyming with 1972

In poll after poll, Bernie Sanders is surging, Joe Biden is tanking and Mike Bloomberg is filling the gap. Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight predicts that Sanders will sweep up enough delegates by Super Tuesday to have an insurmountable lead. I’m trying to get my head...

Shifting the tax burden

Shifting the tax burden

Sales taxes are regressive. They take a larger percentage of money from low income families than they do higher income families. That’s why liberals in North Carolina howled when the Republicans running the legislature reduced the income tax rate on the highest...

I’ll stand with Amy

I’ll stand with Amy

When the presidential campaign started last year, I wrote a piece about why I liked Amy Klobuchar. Since then I’ve written pieces about most of the other candidates and have seriously considered them all. After a lot of thought, I’m sticking with Amy.  As I’ve said...

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