Check out this analysis from The Atlantic magazine, which ranks all the country's 3000 counties by how tolerant their populations are of those who don't share a political point of view.
The March 25th meeting of the Women's Club has been cancelled as it falls two days after our annual County Convention for which members of the Women's Club will be providing and serving a free breakfast. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, April 29th, 5:30pm at Headquarters. Bring a dish to share.
Polk County's State Representative, Cody Henson, is headed to court next week following complaints of spousal abuse.
And now we can add cyber stalking to the list of alleged offences.
You've worked hard making phone calls, writing postcards, canvassing neighborhoods, GOTV, supporting our candidates and fund raising breakfasts. You deserve a free dinner!
We're looking forward to a New Year of Democrats' successes!
Come join us for a year end celebration of our commitment to a better
deal for ALL Americans
with pizza, salad and dessert
Thursday, December 6 at 6 PM
Join us after the polls close at 7:30pm to follow the election returns with fellow Democrats. We have done everything we know to GOTV. Here's hoping we will be celebrating the results!
It all comes down to this.
The road to breaking the Republican majority in the NC House runs straight through Western North Carolina where Sam Edney is running for House District 113.Read more
Wondering who deserves your support this election? Click on the image to download -- and print — a full-size version of our handy pocket ballot.Read more
Released this week by a long list of members of North Carolina's bar, including former justices of supreme court is a letter condemning in no uncertain terms two of the amendments to the state constitution that Republicans want to see on this fall's ballot. It's worth your time, especially the part that reads:
In the last two years, the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled three times that the General Assembly violated the separation of powers principles of our Constitution by prohibiting the Governor from exercising his inherent power of appointment.
Having failed to achieve that objective under the current Constitution, the General Assembly now seeks to overturn those precedents by changing the Constitution because it stands in their way.
Although letter only deals with two of the amendments, but there are strong arguments against all six that could appear on the November ballot. What follows is the complete letter. You can download a PDF here.
"What's the matter with Kansas?" asked Thomas Frank 14 years ago in a book of that title. His painted Kansans as posters children for what's wrong with American politics, specifically that Republicans had convinced people to vote against their own interest by rallying them around hot-button cultural issues like abortion. Since then Frank's demographic analysis has been roundly criticized as statistically naive, but much of his argument is valid.Read more
It's much easier to be a Republican than a Democrat these days. The Republican Party under Donald J. Trump stands for basically one thing: keeping American white. Everything else is irrelevant: deficits, national security, clean air, you name it. No need to try to meld conflicting or disparate visions. Just keep The Other at bay and don't worry about any other details. Democrats, on the other hand, need to worry about how to prioritize income and wealth inequality, the environment, health care premiums, systemic racism and sexism, and a whole host of other societal ills. We're a big tent, and sometimes that means a little internal conflict.Read more