Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

June 4th, 2024 - 7:13 pm § in Politics, Republicans

This isn’t your grandmother’s Republican Party

Political parties change over time. For example, in the 1950s, southern segregationists were Democrats and people associated the word “Republican” with small businessmen, Chambers of Commerce, and respectability. Today, the Republican Party nominates candidates like Michele Morrow, who&#[...]

May 17th, 2023 - 9:03 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Not racist, just mentally lazy?

His Wikipedia biography, at the moment, says: “Jeffrey C. McNeely is a racist Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who has represented the 84th district (including parts of Iredell County) since 2019.” It appears to have been modified by a member of th[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP candidate: Civil rights gains “took away freedom”

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor and the GOP front-runner for the 2024 gubernatorial race, repeatedly lambasted the ‘so-called’ 1960s Civil Rights Movement, lamenting that ‘so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Politics

Is there hope for GOP voters?

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there is. After all, they still support Trump despite his immorality, dishonesty, and total lack of character. Their own behavior leaves a lot to be desired (see, e.g., threats against election workers). And, in North Carolina, they elected Madison Cawtho[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 8:23 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism

Sorry you moved to a red state?

These people are. Shifting political sands are “jarring” liberal-minded young people and professionals who moved to blue enclaves in red states during the pandemic, either for a change of scenery or in pursuit of work opportunities, and now some are having second thoughts, NBC News says [...]

April 5th, 2022 - 12:43 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Get Madison Cawthorn out of Congress — and off the road, too

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has a thing about rules: He disrespects them. Not formal House rules. Nor the Republican caucus’s unspoken rule to not publicly accuse its members of engaging in drug-fueled orgies behind closed doors. Or his home state’s traffic laws. He racked up 3 violatio[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 2:39 pm § in Law and Courts

This police misconduct cost taxpayers $86.3 million

Not counting 64 years’ of incarceration costs.[1] Two black half-brothers, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, 19 and 15 at the time (photo, left), were railroaded to North Carolina’s death row for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl named Sabrina Buie (photo, right) by sheriff’[...]

September 27th, 2016 - 6:02 am § in Uncategorized

Southern cops and body cameras

Protests erupted in Charlotte last week after another black man was gunned down by cops. Police claim he pulled a gun, but can’t back that up. The police chief refuses to release dash and body cam videos to news media or the public. The man’s family complains they were shown only 3 minut[...]

June 4th, 2016 - 3:44 pm § in Politics

America’s evolving pee culture


October 30th, 2015 - 6:36 pm § in Politics

North Carolina turns its back on hungry people

Not so long ago, America was a country committed to allowing no person to go hungry within its borders, but that’s changing thanks to mean-spirited Republican policies. North Carolina is one of the states where the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is also the state minimum wage. No one ca[...]