Tag:Republicans

  • Upcoming North Carolina election dates in jeopardy

    North Carolina lawmakers will not have access to critical census data needed to adjust municipal, legislative, and congressional district lines before September 2021, according to a report first published by the New York Times late Thursday. “The Census Bureau has concluded that it cannot release the population figures needed…

  • For North Carolina voters, the choice is clear  

    North Carolina voters have a choice. We know what we’d get with continued Republican leadership because — through four years of a Republican governor and a decade of legislative initiatives — Republicans have shown us.   If Republicans are in control, we’ll get more…

  • FLASHBACK: Tax cuts are not self-financing

    Editor’s note: This Daily Journal by John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood originally ran here May 30, 2017. We are running it again in response to a story,”What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country,” published Sunday in The Washington Post. North Carolina Republicans…

  • 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.

  • N.C. Democrats, Cooper take the offensive

    Gov. Roy Cooper is determined to break the Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, and he’s trying to raise as much money as possible to do it. A new initiative and a partnership with the state Democratic Party, Break the Majority, aims to…