Tag: Donald Trump

As election day looms, NC voters turn out in record numbers

By Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – North Carolina is breaking voting records already, experts say, with a stunning early turnout far exceeding 2016’s voter record.  The reasons vary, says Michael Bitzer, a political science professor at Catawba College. It could…

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…

Ticket-splitting still shapes NC elections

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina, like most of the country, has become increasingly polarized in our political thinking and behavior. But what does that really mean? Well, we know it doesn’t mean that all North Carolinians are…

The great debate: To wear or not to wear?

by Andy Taylor Raleigh, NC – It’s trite to say the country is divided. It’s a presidential election year and the racially charged protests over police conduct ended whatever fleeting moment of national unity there was in the age of coronavirus.…

One on One: Mixing books and politics

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Politics and books don’t mix well. You need to decide which one you’re going to write about and stick to it.” That is what an editor and good friend told me recently. Maybe…