Is Richard Burr Sailing into the Perfect Storm?
Republicans are increasingly nervous about the Senate race in North Carolina, where Senator Richard Burr finds himself at sea in a year when some party insiders say a perfect storm may be gathering for Tar Heel State Democrats.
Burr faces …
More of the Same in North Carolina
The North Carolina General Assembly has successfully passed a state budget which includes a $168 million increase to the University of North Carolina system’s budget. The now $2.8 billion budget includes unnecessary increases to nearly all campuses in the name of “…
The Obama Administration Provokes a Legal Crisis — the War against North Carolina
The state of North Carolina and the federal government are now in a state of declared legal war. On Wednesday afternoon, the Obama administration sent a letter to North Carolina governor Pat McCrory demanding that the state “not comply with …
When Republicans Shill for Democrats on Social Issues
In the last few days we’ve entered into a new phase in the campaign: Paul Manafort, the designated grownup in the Trump palace, has embarked on persuading Donald Trump to stop his degrading Twitter rants, and on persuading the …
The True ‘Trauma Trigger’ That the North Carolina Bathroom Bill Is Designed to Prevent
Let’s get this straight up front: Nearly everything the Left is saying about North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is false. HB2 is a law passed, and signed by the governor, in response to a Charlotte municipal ordinance that allowed …
Why People Hate the Media, Chapter 732,851,997 …
The Washington Examiner headline had me doing a double-take: “North Carolina town rejects solar farm, fears it will deplete sun’s energy.”
So I read the report, which inauspiciously begins with correspondent Don Hawkins getting wrong the name of …
If the IRS Isn’t Too Busy Harassing Obama Opponents….
Maybe it should take a look at the University of North Carolina, argues one letter writer in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Regarding Gregg Easterbrook’s review of Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham’s “Cheated” (Books, Feb. 28): The IRS needs …
Colorado’s Early Vote Through Monday: 42.8 Percent Republicans, 32.4 Percent Democrats
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
What the Gardner and Tillis Campaigns Are Thinking Right Now
I talked to a consultant who’s plugged in to the Republican Party’s efforts in the Senate races in Colorado and North Carolina.
Republicans Doing Just Fine in Early Vote in N.C., Iowa, Florida
Rmmember when the rest of the country laughed at Floridians for not being able to correctly fill out a ballot? A lot of Floridians — particularly Republicans — have gotten the early-voting part down:
More than 683,000 absentee ballots were cast …
Doesn’t the Panic Over the Early-Voting Totals Look Silly Now?
Remember in late September when Democrats were giddy and Republicans were despondent over “the early-voting totals”? Even though only about 2,000 ballots had been returned in Iowa and North Carolina? Even though about 1 million votes will be cast in Iowa’s statewide …
Restore North Carolina’s Sensible Voter-ID Law
In 2013, North Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID, ending same-day registration and shortening the length of early voting from 17 to ten days. The Left rent its garments — Hillary Clinton called it an “assault …
Governor’s Budget Is a Step in the Right Direction
Nationwide, legislators are convening in state houses to consider higher education budgets. In North Carolina, the spotlight is on community colleges, as explained by Jenna Robinson in Monday’s Pope Center article.
Unlike many states, which predominantly focus on university …
The Department of Justice Just Declared War on North Carolina
To exactly no one’s surprise, the Obama Department of Justice has sent a letter to North Carolina governor Pat McCrory demanding that that the state “not comply with or enforce H.B. 2″ — it’s so-called transgender bathroom law. The reason? …
North Carolina has five historically black public universities. In an era when minority students enjoy a ride range of college choices, five HBCUs might be too many.
That’s part of the argument Jesse Saffron makes in yesterday’s article …
The UNC system likes to boast that it is “one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation.” And in the eyes of higher education elites, it does have much to boast about. The …
‘RINO Hunting’ in North Carolina Congressional Primary
Former North Carolina congressman Bob Etheridge became one of the Democratic victims of the 2010 Republican tsunami when he narrowly lost to Renee Ellmers, a nurse. Etheridge helped end his political career when he attacked a student holding a camera who …
Coming to North Carolina: An Attack Ad Against the Media
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
It’s Come to This: Attack Ads Against The Media
A two-minute television ad?
Conservative War Chest unveiled its final ads of the 2014 midterm elections, with different ads running in North Carolina …
Kay Hagan, With Tiny Lead, Chooses to Skip Debate
Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, chose to not appear at tonight’s debate against Republican Thom Tillis.
“Senator Hagan declined our invitation.”
For this decision, she was ripped by#…#Rachel Maddow, who describes the race as “basically tied” — …
NRSC Feeling More Confident About Tillis in North Carolina
Somebody at the NRSC feels good about Thom Tillis:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is planning to reserve more than $6 million in additional North Carolina airtime Monday, sources tell POLITICO.
The article says the committee is “seeing overnight tracking numbers …
An Early Red Flag for Republicans
As noted in today’s Jolt, if you look at this survey on voter contact#…#
Democrats also have modest but still notable leads in voter contact in North Carolina and Colorado, two states that look like must-wins for Democrats to hold …