Joe Sam Queen Fundraiser — PICTURES!

A great crowd showed up at Louise and Frank Burrell’s home on June 30th to help Joe Sam Queen take back the NC119 House seat.  Louise put out a wonderful spread for hungry Democrats and everyone was kept well-hydrated.  The late-June afternoon weather alternated...

This Week in the Blog, June 11, 2018

In American Numbers Game, Penny digs into the truth behind some of the current administration’s “great successes.”  The master of hyperbole in the White House would have you believe that no one has dealt with natural disaster as well as he has, but...

American Numbers Game

Golf and Hurricanes: a Story of Two Sets of Numbers By Penny Smith In an age of truthiness, even numbers lie. Well, one could argue they have always concealed facts (see Mark Twain: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”). Yet the skewed...

What I’m Reading: June 3, 2018

By Penny Smith Both of these pieces are printed in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine. The first one is the cover story, has gotten a little play around on the web and goes a long way toward explaining resentment about “the elite.” The second is a casual essay...