There will be no primary races for judges. The NC Legislature cancelled primaries for judicial races and made them partisan. Political affiliation of the candidates will be listed on the ballot.
The annual County Convention is this Saturday, March 31 in the Steps to Hope meeting room across from the Post Office parking lot. We kick it off with the Women's Club Country country breakfast at 9 am. The meeting follows at 9:30 and features short speeches from all our great candidates - local, statewide and national. For info on each of them, click on the Candidates button at the top.
Get fired up for the coming Blue Wave!
The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United State of America is the third rail of politics. Touch it and your future as a candidate for public office is toast. So goes conventional wisdom. There's every reason to believe it's true. But that's the way every significant piece of progress starts: as a hopeless cause.Read more
Something snapped over the weekend while taking in Donald Trump's disparaging of the people of Puerto Rico. There's no particular reason, no readily discernible threshold beyond which Commander Marmalade hadn't previously ventured. It's not as this example of lack of human decency was any more notable than embracing white supremacy, dismissing a billion Muslims as terrorists, mocking the disabled or boasting of sexual assault. And given that we've had eight months of his special brand of idiocy, nothing he's done in recent days was even moderately suprising. No, I suppose it was just the proverbial straw that broke my cameloid back.Read more
Jimmy Kimmel is taking the train wreck that is the national debate over health care insurance personally.Read more
Seth Myers may just be a late-night comedian/host, but these days that seems to be when and who you turn to for reasonable political commentary. This week Myers hit the nail on the head when he lambasted Hillary Clinton for blaming Bernie Sanders for losing the election.Read more
Democrats are never going to wrest control of the NC state house and senate from the Republicans unless we first do something about gerrymandering. But we can't eliminate the evil that is gerrymandering without first kicking out the Republicans. How do we resolve this paradox?Read more
This graph from the New York Times is all you need to know. Read the full story here: