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A Path Forward – Part One

This is the first of several articles I intend to write about a path forward for the Democratic Party because it is the only viable option for American progressives. For the purposes of getting elected, progressives and Democrats are currently synonymous in American politics; in fact I will employ the word “we” often in this series. That itself is part of the problem which I will explore in more depth in this series. Let’s begin to explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part One

Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse

If you are looking for an example of what a Republican dominated, Trump led Washington will look like Raleigh, North Carolina might be a good place to start your quest. Here is a warning: It is ugly and even more dysfunctional than most progressives think it will be. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse

Recounts And Reactions

To say I didn’t like many election results would be an understatement along the lines of saying Wilt Chamberlain was a tall man! The reality is that we had winners and losers and the winner has been determined in every major race. Yet there is a recount and mythology industry that seems to keep chugging along instead of Americans, including a sitting Republican Governor, simply accepting the people’s vote.   Continue reading Recounts And Reactions

Expected Velocity

I’m certain a good number of Americans spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday discussing what they expected out of the incoming Trump administration. Well, I like most, have been terrible at predicting Donald Trump but this time I think I am onto something in large part because it goes well beyond Trump and I have lived in North Carolina for the past several years. Continue reading Expected Velocity

The Endorsement Of Roy Cooper

I first met Roy Cooper about two years ago. When we spoke I asked him to run for the Governorship of North Carolina in 2016 and promised him that if he did I would endorse him. Today I’m fulfilling that promise. He will have at least one primary opponent who he will crush. Baring something totally unexpected he will face incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory in November of 2016. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Roy Cooper