Tag Archives: redistricting

Former

Former. In today’s politics that may be the word most desired before your name. I’ll give you four examples of that today. (And much more!)

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Democracy Prevailed, Barely

Tuesday morning the Supreme Court’s decision in Moore v Harper came down. It was a 6-3 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts – which in part indicates its importance – in which when faced with a clear threat to American democracy this Court chose not to act. A more charitable analysis might be it split the baby. Split babies die.

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Just Down The Road

I live in the Triangle Region of North Carolina, just down the road from the State Capital and all the government buildings in Raleigh. I’m deeming the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling, released on Friday as the biggest political story of the week just ended. While shockingly significant its not so much just this lone ruling but what it illustrates.

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Wrong, But For How Long?

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

I predicted the possibility of massive voter intimidation in 2022. For the most part I was incorrect. However, I fear I may have just been premature. The Republicans severely underperformed in 2022. Their MAGA base will never blame it on bad candidates and/or the lack of a platform that addressed the voters’ concerns. The professional political class of Republicans have spent at least since 2009 ignoring the issues and are simply obsessed with winning at any cost including American democracy and the welfare of much of their current base. In fact, their goal is eventually to eliminate voters from the equation.

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