Candidate Watch: United States Senate

Last updated on October 15, 2019. The deadline for filing for the March 3, 2020, primary is December 20, 2019. What follows is based on the latest information we have on candidates who have filed. It is the position of the North Carolina Democratic Party to refrain...

Under the Radar – #2

An advisory panel begun while Ryan Zinke headed the Interior Department is recommending that the National Park Service privatize their campgrounds. The Subcommittee on Recreation Enhancement, a delightfully ironic name, suggests we can make our wilderness experience...

Joe Sam Queen – Raleigh Report 10/14/2019

Last week Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger announced that he plans to adjourn for the remainder of this year by the end of October without passing a budget for our state. Stay tuned. North Carolina needs a real, comprehensive, balanced budget that meets all the...

Under the Radar – #1

September 24, 2019 (missile treaty): Based on an article in the September 23, 2019 issue of The Nation. I doubt many of us go to bed at night worrying about the INF Treaty. If you’re like me, you weren’t really even tuned in to its existence.  The Intermediate-Range...

Whopper of the Week: October 7, 2019

“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!).”   (Donald Trump, October 7, 2019)...

Impeachment 101

If I want to find out about impeachment and don’t want to read beyond a short, bulleted explanation, what do I do?  Rather than read what follows, check out Jane Koenig’s regular Democratic e-mailed newsletter. She summarized the process in late September, 2019. You...