Governor Pat McCrory's Executive Order 93 doesn't fix or even put a band aid on HB 2. It does, however, address the man himself with words from the man himself. It tells us beyond any doubt that McCrory isn't now, and hasn't been, truthful.
North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."
6:30 a.m. The President will revoke the Second Amendment and take away your precious guns. The President will depart Las Vegas en route to Los Angeles.
Could this be the year when Republicans see some sort of replay of what the Democrats went through in 1968?
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.
Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham, those darling men who have campaigned righteously to cut public budgets and criminalize women and communities of color, tell us the "crazies" have taken over their party. And they won't stand for this intolerance!
With the built environment generating almost half of the world's greenhouse gases, the disciplines responsible for that pollution came together in 200...
Republican insiders were saying, as far back as 2012, that the real political battle they cared about was not the White House, but control of the future of a party about to fracture and be transformed.
I look at my watch and realize I should have left 10 minutes ago; I rush out the door. Throwing the minivan into reverse, I put my foot on the gas and then smash into our driveway gate. I knew either my husband or I would hit this gate eventually. I mourn the fact that I secretly really thought it would be him.
We can debate how well this system has worked in prior presidential elections but the 2016 election cycle has been a case study in a broken presidential nominating process. It is past time to revisit the rules.
The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.
As much as they will hate to hear this, what the Republicans need is a Bill Clinton--an enormously talented politician who, through the force of his personality and charisma, and the power of his message, can reorient the party.
If the Republican Party can't come together and figure themselves out, we're looking at a chaotic next few months. If 1912 is any indicator of what could potentially happen, and it principally is, Republicans better prepare themselves for a President Clinton or Sanders.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
It doesn't mean that we stop talking about climate change - that would be a mistake - but we can begin to reach out where we agree.