White Southerners must disavow the Old South and the Confederacy right now

It took only 12 years after the founding of Jamestown for the South to take a sip form the poisoned chalice of white supremacy. The region, like much of the Soviet empire, was literally built by slave labor. And one year removed from the 400th anniversary of the...
Sanders is out

Sanders is out

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race for president making Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. Sanders announced that he trailed by more than 300 delegates and could not see a path to victory. He might not serve as president but his two campaigns have shaped the...

Just dying to vote

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...

Progress, questions and testing

Progress, questions and testing

Social distancing and shutting down most of the state seems to be working. A study out yesterday reduced the expected number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19. The researchers who did the study warn that opening the state too early could reverse the progress and...

A slice of hell

A slice of hell

For those of you wondering whether you’re going to heaven or hell, you’re in hell. In the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, we’re being led by a family of incompetent grifters. While tens of thousands of Americans are about to die, they’re trying to figure out...

Like a vindictive Herbert Hoover

Like a vindictive Herbert Hoover

Blame the states. That’s Trump’s new excuse for the failure of his administration to provide the support and resources necessary to address the coronavirus pandemic. As governors call on Washington to help them get needed supplies like ventilators, masks and gowns,...

The state to watch–again

The state to watch–again

The last two weeks have highlighted exactly how competitive North Carolina will be in November. For those of us who have lived and breathed politics, it’s no surprise. Still, we’re in for unprecedented attention in the fall.  Last week, Cook Political Report...

The rotten fruit of the Reagan Revolution

The rotten fruit of the Reagan Revolution

April will be the most devastating month our country has suffered in decades. Tens of thousands of Americans will die in the coming weeks and there’s very little we can do about it. We’ll read stories of hospitals overwhelmed, people dying alone on stretchers in...

A party unprepared to lead

A party unprepared to lead

The Republican response to the pandemic hitting our country right now has been pathetic. They lie about it, profit off of it, protect the rich, and screw the working class. When the pitch forks come out, at least they’ll know where to go this time.  Every day, the...

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