If Republicans want “election integrity”, they need a little integrity of their own

In watching the furor over the Georgia election law, it’s clear there’s a bit of hyperbole on the left. It’s not “Jim Crow” but please forgive Democrats if they don’t trust Republicans rewriting election laws. The GOP just tried to steal an election and few elected...
Your daily read

Your daily read

Today, I’ve read several articles that I believe are worth sharing. Instead of a blog, I’m going to post them. They are worth your time. I encourage you to take time to read them.  First up, an article about how we remember history. It centers on a fight almost...

COVID Relief is succeeding. Now pass H.R. 1.

COVID Relief is succeeding. Now pass H.R. 1.

With broad vaccination efforts and the imminent passage of the president's COVID-19 relief bill, the Biden administration is sailing toward a successful start. But President Biden's first 100 days will be incomplete unless his party manages to pass H.R. 1, a sweeping...

betting on competence

betting on competence

Democrats are about to try something radical. They are going to run on competence instead of ideology or demagoguery. Joe Biden told the American people he would pass a COVID recovery act and get more than 100 million people vaccinated in the first 100 days of his...

PoliticsNC Book Club: On Paradise Drive

PoliticsNC Book Club: On Paradise Drive

Sometimes a book can become dated to the point that it is newly topical. David Brooks set out to capture the spirit of George Bush's America in 2004. From that ambition was born his entertaining and often-brilliant second book, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now, and...

Ask the right questions

Ask the right questions

There is a debate raging on Twitter and in the media about how Democrats win in swing states like North Carolina. One side believes they need to focus on “turnout and mobilization” while the other believes they need to appeal to a broader audience. As I’ve said...

what a difference a year makes

what a difference a year makes

A year ago, we were awaiting a Super Tuesday primary on March 3 that could clench the nomination for Joe Biden. He had surprised everybody with an overwhelming win South Carolina after losing Iowa and New Hampshire. His momentum was huge and his opponents were...

A cabinet nominee worth fighting for

A cabinet nominee worth fighting for

Senate Republicans are out to defeat more cabinet members than is customary for an incoming administration. Generally their objections have centered on accusations, specious and hypocritical, that Biden's nominees exhibit too much partisanship--this from a party that...

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