Category: Politics & Elections

  • Von Spakovsky: N.C. ‘ground zero’ in redistricting battles nationally

    “North Carolina has become ground zero in the redistricting battles about how much and how little race can be used in the redistricting process.” That’s the view of Hans Von Spakovsky, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation who studies election law. He is a former member of the Federal…

  • Third parties could gain easier access to N.C. ballot

    Third parties would face a lower hurdle in seeking a spot on North Carolina’s election ballot, under a bill that cleared a state House committee this morning. The measure also helps unaffiliated candidates and lowers the percentage of votes a candidate needs to win to avoid a primary runoff. The…

  • The political left hijacks the sports industry

    Most sports fans enjoy the competition and entertainment. In recent years, they have been forced to endure left-of-center political messaging as well. John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Jon Pritchett and Duke University professor Ed Tiryakian discussed the impact of the left’s “hijacking” of the sports industry during a presentation…

  • Divergent opinions and the power of independent thought

    The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer have offered up a wonderful example of the power of free and independent thought. The example, in the form of a pair of wildly disparate editorials, was probably an accident and most likely elicited audible gasps and groans from the staffs…

  • McCrory sounds like he’s ready for a rematch with Cooper

    Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory says Roy Cooper, his Democratic successor, is repaying his trial lawyer campaign contributors by hiring them for expensive, politically motivated lawsuits against the GOP-led General Assembly. In a wide-ranging interview with Carolina Journal, McCrory also accused Cooper of massive firings of people hired during McCrory’s…

  • Cooper’s selective constitutionalism in redistricting fight

    RALEIGH — Before Gov. Roy Cooper and his surrogates accuse the N.C. General Assembly of “thumbing its nose at the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” the governor might want to reflect on his own actions in connection with legislative electoral redistricting. The best place to start involves…