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‘Interference’ v. ‘Oversight’: The superintendent-school board dynamic

    The N&O has a story about the Johnston County schools superintendent resigning over “interference” from the school board.  *Though, if you read deeper into the article, it looks like they have one hot mess on their hands up there in Johnston County.)  …

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And NOW for the congressional districts

    NC Free Enterprise Foundation’s partisan index study also took a look at the state’s congressional districts for 2020. For all the whining lefties did about “gerrymandering,” they sure did come out smelling like roses. According to NCFEF, the Dems have MORE clearly safe…

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Jones Street. The partisan index. And 2020.

  The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, a GOP-leaning establishment pro-business group,  regularly analyzes our General Assembly districts and computes things called partisan indexes.  These are sort of like the spreads that bookies put on sporting events. The history of each party’s performance in each…

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#ncga: 2019 legislator ratings. (Yay!)

  Art Pope, Inc. has released its 2019 conservatism ratings of our state legislators. Seventeen votes were hand-picked for the House study. (There were 15 in the Senate.)  Of course, voting “correctly” on all 17 (or 15) gets you a score of 100 — perfect…

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Showing ID at the polls STILL “racist”

  Apparently,  the OK sign is racist.  (But the Democrat governor of Virginia wearing blackface is NOT.)   In the 1950s and 60s,  liberals got all bent out of shape because people were justifiably labeling them  as Marxists and communists and so forth.  It was…

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The coming Republican crack-up?

  Three (R)s became (U)s out in Transylvania County,  thereby costing the GOP a majority on the county’s board of commissioners:   Transylvania County Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel have left the Republican Party.   In an announcement, (see statement below) the…

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Crocodile tears over judges

  It’s interesting to see and hear all of these Republican  bigwigs bemoan “legislating from the bench”:     Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have voted for MANY of these judges who have overturned votes of North Carolinians and their state legislators.   The state…

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#ncga: Yoga Pants, adult beverages, and DAVID LEWIS.

    Oh, the things politicians will attach their names to:     Depending on who is wearing them,  Yoga pants can be the most wonderful things.   Yet,  David Lewis is (1) very married, (2) representing a county that is a Southern Baptist powerhouse,…

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NC11: Meadows, family BACKING Lynda Bennett ?

  Ah, the plot thickens.  Just as it looked like Mark Meadows was setting Wayne King up for a congressional seat,  the drive-bys in   DC come up with a new angle:   Rep. Mark Meadows’ shock retirement — revealed just 30 hours before the…

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Hey, Pinehurst: Here comes the John Strickland Tax Increase!

I   For years,  he’s huddled in the back of the village council meeting room organizing his minions.   John Strickland  couldn’t win his last election, so he was going to make life miserable for everyone who DID win.   The Strickland-ites were on a…