North Carolina Parents Outraged Over Pastor’s Anti-LGBT Message At High School Baccalaureate Service

Many parents in Kings Mountain, North Carolina are outraged after a local pastor spoke at Kings Mountain High School’s annual baccalaureate service and told students in the audience that they would go to hell for being homosexuals. According to local TV station WBTV, the pastor was invited to lead the service, which is not sponsored […]

NC GOP Commissioner: Non-Christian Prayers Forbidden At County Meetings

To hear people like North Carolina’s Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem tell it, right-wing Christians are a persecuted class here in the United States. It’s as if they can’t come together to worship Jesus in a house of prayer without police there to protect their service from armed gunmen coming to attack […]

North Carolina Republicans Want To Make It Even Harder For Women To Get An Abortion

Republicans in North Carolina’s state legislature bravely tackled some of the most pressing issues facing the Tarheel State yesterday, clearing out months of backlogged legislation and setting an example for state legislatures across the nation. Oh no, wait…I’m sorry, they actually passed a bill requiring women to wait 3 days before getting an abortion. In […]

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Says Businesses Shouldn’t Require Employees To Wash Hands After Using The Toilet

Senator Thom Tillis is a first-term Republican from North Carolina who apparently really, really thinks government regulations are too much. Thom Tillis apparently also thinks that restaurant employees should be able to not wash their hands after using the bathroom, so long as there’s a sign alerting customers to that fact. Yes, seriously. Granted, this […]

Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Busted Sending Out Misinformation About Voter Registration

The North Carolina state Board of Elections is being swamped with calls from confused residents who were sent blatant misinformation about voter registration by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity. Not only are residents being sent mailers with incorrect information, but some of these mailers are being sent to people who shouldn’t be getting them […]

Republican House Candidate Makes Outrageous Statement About Illegal Immigration (Video)

The topic of what we should do in this country about illegal immigration often sparks quite the heated debate. While most Americans agree that something needs to be done, there’s clearly a huge gap between many of us on exactly what we should do. On one side we have those who support a sensible path […]

GOP Candidate Refers To Whites As ‘Traditional’ Voters, Wants to ‘Divide and Conquer’ the Poor

Political candidates, especially some of our friends over on the far right, still haven’t received the memo that in this day and age, cameras are everywhere. No matter what you say, where you say it, or when you said it, chances are very good that someone will send footage of anything slightly dumb that comes […]

A Call to Young Voters: Guest Post by Madison Kimrey

Madison Kimrey is passionate, eloquent, astonishingly intelligent, and an outspoken advocate for voting rights. Living in North Carolina has allowed Madison to witness voting legislation aimed squarely at making it more difficult for young people to exercise their right to vote. But instead of standing silently by, Madison has chosen to become an activist. She […]

OUCH! Mitch McConnell Embarrassingly Puts Out Campaign Ad Featuring Duke Basketball (Video)

Sometimes gaffes are just too good to be true.  The case of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell airing footage of Duke basketball – not Kentucky – during a recent campaign video is one of those too good to be true gaffes.  Except it really happened. Now I get mistakes are made all the time in just […]

Drill, Baby, Drill to the Center of the Earth

John Skvarla, newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in North Carolina, joins a long list of Republican (and, let’s face it, Democratic) officeholders and cabinet members who utterly detest their offices. We all know about the “small government” politicians, but with a few exceptions, they were just crappin’ our pants. […]