• Rejecting the values that made this country great 

    The major American political parties are in crisis. The proportion of American voters who register as independents has reached 40 percent, rising about 10 percentage points since 2000. A few months ago, unaffiliated voters surpassed Republicans in North Carolina and are quickly gaining ground on the Democrats — that party is actually losing registrants as the state’s population grows. The…

  • Partisan decline is nothing new

    In the past eight years, Democratic registration in North Carolina has dropped by about 128,000 voters while Republicans have gained 124,000 voters during the same period.

  • Party Labels Don’t Register

    A fair reading of the data would be that a large share of unaffiliated voters in North Carolina — perhaps a third or more — are in practice Republican voters.

  • Are We There Yet?

    Republicans and conservatives think they are engaged in how arguments while Democrats and liberals think they are engaged in where arguments.

  • Dems Target Private Retirement Accounts

    RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

  • Are Republicans Hypocrites?

    Rep. Michael Decker said Wednesday that Republicans were ”nasty” because they criticized his party switch but previously welcomed Democrats into the fold. Does he have a point?…