These are bad times for newspapers. That’s bad news for us.
Remember the 1 percent — the richest Americans? Meet the 2 percent: the most powerful Americans. They’ll pick the president in 2020.
A Republican friend of mine was down in the dumps after the 2008 election. Democrats had won the White House, both houses of Congress and, in North Carolina, the U.S. Senate race, the governor’s office (for the fifth straight election) and both houses of the legislature.
Somehow America got through nearly 200 years and impeached only one president: North Carolina’s own Andrew Johnson. Now we’re going through our third presidential impeachment in just 45 years.
State House Speaker Tim Moore used his gavel earlier this month to give North Carolina Republicans a big legislative win. He also gave Gov. Roy Cooper a club to wield against Republicans.
Every four years, in every presidential race, Democrats have a war between moderates and liberals. Most every time, a moderate wins.
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