Category: NCGOP

Ugly Power Grabs vs. PRETTY ONES

    Our local paper — the first and only lesbian-owned and -operated thrice weekly Nobel Prize-nominated community paper in The Carolinas — is beside itself about those dastardly Republicans in Raleigh. Specifically, the newsroom’s ire is aimed at legislation…

The N&O’s John Frank: ObamaCare’s Gunga Din

Gunga Din was immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in literature — and later in movies.  He was a poor, hapless, shuffling, kowtowing, water-carrying man-servant to some British soldiers in India.   The character has become synonymous with people and institutions that dutifully…

Virginia is for (gas)Tax-Cutters

          Well, the NC General Assembly is seriously considering jacking up unemployment taxes across The Tar Heel State.  Meanwhile, The Commonwealth of Virginia is seriously contemplating eliminating its gasoline tax: […] As the debate over tax…

Memo to NCGA: More CUTS before MORE confiscation …

  Legislation to address the state’s debt to the federal government is moving its way along Jones Street.  Basically, the plan calls for: (1) cutting back the amount of payments to the unemployed, and (2) increasing the amount of unemployment…