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Pity progressives. In 2018, a progressive wave swept into Congress led by the so-called Squad. They have never known what it is like to be in the minority. They are surrounded by a young, left-leaning press and celebrity bubble that tells them they are not only right, but in the majority.
Pity progressives. In 2018, a progressive wave swept into Congress led by the so-called Squad. They have never known what it is like to be in the minority. They are surrounded by a young, left-leaning press and celebrity bubble that tells them they are not only right, but in the majority.
 
Bob Woodson writes at FoxNews.com about the destructive nature of today’s progressive ideology.
Bob Woodson writes at FoxNews.com about the destructive nature of today’s progressive ideology.
 
Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a national group that’s dedicating time and money to help elect Democrats in Southern states.
Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a national group that’s dedicating time and money to help elect Democrats in Southern states.
 
Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight the potential impact for the middle class of proposals progressives are touting on the campaign trail.
Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight the potential impact for the middle class of proposals progressives are touting on the campaign trail.
 
The News & Observer’s Ned Barnett recently wrote an editorial in which he stated that North Carolina may soon be in for a sudden lurch to the left like the one Virginia is currently experiencing.
The News & Observer’s Ned Barnett recently wrote an editorial in which he stated that North Carolina may soon be in for a sudden lurch to the left like the one Virginia is currently experiencing.
 
If you think very rich people pay a lower share of their income in taxes than you do, you are very likely to vote for Democrats and to support a range of government interventions in the economy.
If you think very rich people pay a lower share of their income in taxes than you do, you are very likely to vote for Democrats and to support a range of government interventions in the economy.
 
About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the country in friendliness to teachers, according to a study by the website WalletHub.
About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the country in friendliness to teachers, according to a study by the website WalletHub.
 
In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure.
In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure.
 
Those writing checks to the Beaufort County Government got the same disrespectful handling this year we got last year.
Those writing checks to the Beaufort County Government got the same disrespectful handling this year we got last year.
 
How far has the United States gone down the road of punishing people for uttering politically incorrect thoughts?
 
Candidates are lining up to run in 2020 and we've heard those running on a more liberal or "progressive" platform, as well as those espousing a more conservative agenda.
Candidates are lining up to run in 2020 and we've heard those running on a more liberal or "progressive" platform, as well as those espousing a more conservative agenda.
 
The NC Justice Center is the preeminent progressive think tank in North Carolina. The organization describes itself as a "progressive research and advocacy organization."
The NC Justice Center is the preeminent progressive think tank in North Carolina. The organization describes itself as a "progressive research and advocacy organization."
 
On Wednesday, Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote a fascinating piece for The Atlantic regarding a new study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres and Tim Dixon, titled Hidden Tribes: A Study of America's Polarized Landscape.
On Wednesday, Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote a fascinating piece for The Atlantic regarding a new study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres and Tim Dixon, titled Hidden Tribes: A Study of America's Polarized Landscape.
 
State Rep. William Brisson, D-Bladen, said he is switching to the Republican Party because Democrats have become too progressive
State Rep. William Brisson, D-Bladen, said he is switching to the Republican Party because Democrats have become too progressive
 
Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven't liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina's elections are run
Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven't liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina's elections are run
 
Ever since North Carolina enacted a major tax reform package in 2013, left-of-center politicians and pundits have lamented the disappearance of a progressive income tax
Ever since North Carolina enacted a major tax reform package in 2013, left-of-center politicians and pundits have lamented the disappearance of a progressive income tax
 
The obstructionists and obstructionists must stop and for the good of the country, they need to give President Trump a chance to make government accountable and workable again.
The obstructionists and obstructionists must stop and for the good of the country, they need to give President Trump a chance to make government accountable and workable again.
 
A little dated, but not much. If you check the names of the jackasses currently sitting on the floor of the Congress protesting your 2nd Amendment right to defend yourself, you will find that many are included in a list of Democratic Socialists.
A little dated, but not much. If you check the names of the jackasses currently sitting on the floor of the Congress protesting your 2nd Amendment right to defend yourself, you will find that many are included in a list of Democratic Socialists.
 
Government requires money to do its work. Anarchists disagree. But for the vast majority of us, the real debates involve, first, how much money government needs and, second, how government ought to collect that money
Government requires money to do its work. Anarchists disagree. But for the vast majority of us, the real debates involve, first, how much money government needs and, second, how government ought to collect that money
 
Political progressives aren't the only ones who see value in adding more "progressivity" to the state's personal income tax. A Republican-sponsored bill that won unanimous support last week in the N.C. Senate would accomplish that goal
Political progressives aren't the only ones who see value in adding more "progressivity" to the state's personal income tax. A Republican-sponsored bill that won unanimous support last week in the N.C. Senate would accomplish that goal
 
If you have not noticed the facism of the left during the last seven years in government, just pay attention to the current condition on college campuses
If you have not noticed the facism of the left during the last seven years in government, just pay attention to the current condition on college campuses
 
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
 
Ever since the movie "Wall Street" hit the big screen in 1987, left-of-center pundits and partisans have tried to tie conservatives and Republicans to that movie's villain, Gordon Gekko. His motto was "Greed is good." Twenty-eight years later, Ed Morrissey argues that Gekko's most famous saying...
Ever since the movie "Wall Street" hit the big screen in 1987, left-of-center pundits and partisans have tried to tie conservatives and Republicans to that movie's villain, Gordon Gekko. His motto was "Greed is good." Twenty-eight years later, Ed Morrissey argues that Gekko's most famous saying...
 
Republican state senators want to make North Carolina's income tax system more progressive.
Republican state senators want to make North Carolina's income tax system more progressive.
 
Big government "progressives" love telling other people what to do (and spending other people's money). It's all about control, as a central tenant of progressivism is a strong central state controlling what should be free, voluntary associations between citizens.
Big government "progressives" love telling other people what to do (and spending other people's money). It's all about control, as a central tenant of progressivism is a strong central state controlling what should be free, voluntary associations between citizens.
 
It was announced on Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz has decided to move its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, GA, and not to the Raleigh area, as many were hoping. According to this article in the Triangle Business Journal, Georgia offered the company $23 million in corporate welfare...
It was announced on Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz has decided to move its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, GA, and not to the Raleigh area, as many were hoping. According to this article in the Triangle Business Journal, Georgia offered the company $23 million in corporate welfare...
 
In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy.
In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy.
 
Jim Graham, our late Commissioner of Agriculture, used to entertain audiences by braying like a mule, explaining that the mule was not only the symbol of the Democratic Party but also a reminder of our roots as an agricultural state.
Jim Graham, our late Commissioner of Agriculture, used to entertain audiences by braying like a mule, explaining that the mule was not only the symbol of the Democratic Party but also a reminder of our roots as an agricultural state.
 
George Ehrhardt, one of the few avowed conservative political scientists at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, has published an article that attempts to explain to the political left what the political right’s views are on higher education.
George Ehrhardt, one of the few avowed conservative political scientists at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, has published an article that attempts to explain to the political left what the political right’s views are on higher education.
 
An important deadline for compensating victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program may pass with very few victims qualifying. That isn't good news.
An important deadline for compensating victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program may pass with very few victims qualifying. That isn't good news.
 
Ever since the Imposter-in-Chief admitted he had no strategy on how to deal with ISIS and the Middle East, I have been looking at other situations where there is a definitive strategy, and well laid out tactics to accomplish the goal.
Ever since the Imposter-in-Chief admitted he had no strategy on how to deal with ISIS and the Middle East, I have been looking at other situations where there is a definitive strategy, and well laid out tactics to accomplish the goal.
 
With April 15 behind us, North Carolina taxpayers can look forward to a new era, because 2013 will be the final year of the state’s “progressive” income tax.
With April 15 behind us, North Carolina taxpayers can look forward to a new era, because 2013 will be the final year of the state’s “progressive” income tax.
 
It shouldn't have come as a surprise in 2013 that North Carolina Democrats and self-styled progressives reacted with fury when Republicans took over the General Assembly and the governor's office.
It shouldn't have come as a surprise in 2013 that North Carolina Democrats and self-styled progressives reacted with fury when Republicans took over the General Assembly and the governor's office.
 
There's an old newsroom adage that if a dog bites a man, it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, it is. For those who don't understand this musty aphorism, it means that something being unusual greatly adds to its newsworthiness.
There's an old newsroom adage that if a dog bites a man, it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, it is. For those who don't understand this musty aphorism, it means that something being unusual greatly adds to its newsworthiness.
 
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
Pop quiz: what do you do when you are a politician who finds himself incapable of debating the merits of an opposing viewpoint?
 
Herbert Croly was instrumental in describing an alternative vision of government that was radically different than the one pictured by the Founding Fathers  -  Progressivism.
Herbert Croly was instrumental in describing an alternative vision of government that was radically different than the one pictured by the Founding Fathers  -  Progressivism.
 
As Americans continue to struggle with a sluggish economy, policymakers could learn useful lessons from a president who served in office more than 80 years ago. That's the view of Amity Shlaes, director of the Four Percent Growth Project at the George W. Bush Center, nationally syndicated...
As Americans continue to struggle with a sluggish economy, policymakers could learn useful lessons from a president who served in office more than 80 years ago. That's the view of Amity Shlaes, director of the Four Percent Growth Project at the George W. Bush Center, nationally syndicated...
 
House Republicans Thursday unveiled their tax modification plan, a move that would eliminate the progressive income tax rate in favor of a flat tax.
House Republicans Thursday unveiled their tax modification plan, a move that would eliminate the progressive income tax rate in favor of a flat tax.
 
Politicians in Raleigh and DC, aided and abetted by our oft-clueless media, are railing about how the only way to fix our economic mess is to get the 'guv-mint' MO' revenue.
Politicians in Raleigh and DC, aided and abetted by our oft-clueless media, are railing about how the only way to fix our economic mess is to get the 'guv-mint' MO' revenue.
 
For the last 2 years many of you have read my rants, exercising my right of free speech, against the present Administration.
For the last 2 years many of you have read my rants, exercising my right of free speech, against the present Administration.
 
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