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Five North Carolina political questions for 2021

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one. Figuratively speaking,…

Election 2020 — It’s a wrap … mostly

By Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – Take a deep breath. It’s finally over. Mostly.  North Carolina’s 2020 election was a mixed bag full of unexpected results. Most voters are confident in the outcomes, but others aren’t so sure, a new…

One on One: Waking up as a Republican

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Why so glum?” I asked a sullen group of Democrats who were expressing despair as they reviewed the results of the November 3rd elections. They explained their gloominess. Democrats had lost seats in…

Eight factors shaped N.C. elections

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I proffered a…

Elections are a soap opera

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – The day before the 2018 midterms, I posted a column about “what to do if you lose.” Without knowing the outcome, I urged those about to be disappointed not to react to their loss…

OpEd : My message To Black America

By President Donald J. Trump In 2016, I had a straightforward question for Black Americans: “What do you have to lose?” Black Americans don’t have to ask what they have to lose in 2020. Instead, the question should now be,…

Campaigns are priming, not persuading

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Campaigns for president, U.S. Senate and House, governor, and hundreds of other political races have spent staggering sums to market their candidates to North Carolina voters. But will all that spending really change anyone’s…

One on One: A surprise candidate in 2024

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Guess what. The presidential election is just about to begin. “You mean just about end,” I can hear you thinking. But I am talking about the 2024 presidential election campaign. It will be…