Opinion

Biden staff launching racist ‘microaggressions’​ at Kamala and other outrageous stories

Below are a few of the stories that caught my eye this week. I’m kind of wondering now what the next crazy Madison Cawthorn story is that will drop in the news cycle. Your guess is probably as good as mine. Biden says MAGA ‘most extreme’ group in recent US history, warns gays may face...

Ray Nothstine
News

What is Internet stacking? How Musk’s Twitter buy impacts online speech

Elon Musk is expected to be named interim CEO after his deal to purchase the platform for $44 billion is finalized, CNBC is reporting. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said earlier this week. “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of...

Theresa Opeka
Opinion

A ‘Conservative Spring’ in 2022

The word “spring” is often tacked on to political moments when a repressive status quo crumbles and a new era of hope emerges. The “Springtime of Nations” in 1848 was one of the largest political shifts in history, as European nations rebelled against monarchy and other traditional institutions, which they replaced with flatter, more-democratic structures....

David Larson
News

Butterfield’s ‘October surprise’ comes early in NC-1 GOP primary

The 1st District was redrawn to be more competitive, and with a Republican wave-year predicted, whoever wins the GOP primary will find themselves in one of only two competitive congressional districts in the state. Republican Sandy Smith has her eye on the seat; she ran and lost to Butterfield in 2020 54% to 45%. She's running again in the primary, but she's not necessarily the front-runner. She has a well-funded primary challenger in Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson.

David Larson

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Opinion

The 1st Congressional District gives voters a series of real, important choices

I envy the folks in the 1st Congressional District. Living as I do in the 2nd District in Wake County, I am represented by a well-entrenched incumbent Democrat. But it does not matter that she is an incumbent. The district is so heavily tilted towards the Democrats that a Republican can’t win here. That is not...

Andy Jackson
Opinion

Double taxes for the unvaccinated and other outrageous stories

I’m up here at a conference in Washington D.C. and met somebody from Raleigh who is a fan of Carolina Journal and he told me he liked the outrageous stories segment. It’s nice to hear from readers and I try to pick out content that has a broad appeal. Here are a few stories that...

Ray Nothstine