North Carolina is Fighting a Pattern of Corruption in the State

Talk to any North Carolina voter about the election fraud and political corruption in the state and they are likely to tell you one of two things, “We’re better than this,” or “I don’t care.” Not surprisingly the prevailing emotion seems to be embarrassment for the state. North Carolina is a vibrant and beautiful place […]

Bad Decisions in Washington Leave North Carolina Economy at Risk

North Carolina boasts having the strongest economy in the Southeast, but poor decisions by the administration in Washington and its allies in the Senate leadership are threatening to slow down the growth for the diverse and bucolic Tar Heel State. Politically motivated policy decisions have led to lackluster responses to natural disasters, inadequate infrastructure maintenance […]

There are Rural Voters Waiting to Hear from Us; Lets talk to Them

We reject the click-bait driven misconception about a widening urban-rural political gap in America. It is a fact that most progressive voters live in big cities and suburbs closest to large urban areas. It is also a fact that progressive strategies are aimed at the largest clusters of Democratic voters. Because of those two factors […]

Can We Trust Saccone to Protect Our Social Security and Medicare?

Trust is the cornerstone of the compact voters make with the candidates they support. Voters expect their candidates to keep their word and fight for the issues and programs that they pledge to support. In the special election for the 18th congressional district in Pennsylvania, Republican Rick Saccone claims he won’t cut our Social Security […]

Roy Moore Won’t Do a Darn Thing to Fix Alabama’s Opioid Crisis

For too long the ruling party in Alabama has ignored the opioid crisis that is literally killing Rural Alabamians. Unless there is a political shake up, Alabama will likely remain atop the list of states with the worst opioid problem in the country. Republicans like Roy Moore are the problem, refusing to see that Big […]

GOP Cost Rural Alabama $14.4 Billion; 30,000 Jobs; Better Healthcare

Alabama has the Republican leadership to thank for the state losing out on $14.4 billion in federal money that is available by law to provide mostly Rural American residents with health insurance coverage. The number of Alabamians denied affordable healthcare is approaching half a million people. Now we’ve learned Republican have plans next year to […]

GOP Plans to Gut Medicare & Social Security if Moore Wins in Alabama UPDATED

Alabama senior citizens and retirees should brace for devastating Republican cuts to their Medicare coverage and Social Security benefits if Roy Moore prevails in Tuesday’s special Senate election. It’s a poorly disguised two-part GOP plot: first pass massive permanent tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and then play the phony deficit hawk game, […]

Alabama Senate GOP Write-in Race is a Replay of the Iron Bowl UPDATED

There is a lot of speculation throughout Alabama about who Republican Senator Richard Shelby wrote in as his vote for senator in next week’s special election. Casting an absentee ballot late last month, all Shelby would say is he wrote in the name of a “distinguished Republican.” Guesses as to who won Shelby’s vote range […]

Here They Go Again, Ignoring Voters and Costing us More for Healthcare

From Rural America to the suburbs, voters sent Washington a message in elections around the country this month: healthcare matters to us, so stabilize the insurance marketplace. Shockingly, arrogant congressional leaders are about to do the opposite. Republicans are choosing to ignore the will of the voters by raising the cost of insurance premiums and […]

Roanoke & New River Valley: Virginia’s Rural Economic Gems on Track

The history, geography, diversity and one of the most successful and growing business and education partnerships anywhere make Virginia’s Roanoke and the New River Valley a model for growing a sustainable Rural Economy. A wave of educational, medical and economic growth is  forecast to erupt in the region amid job creating projects like the recently […]