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Why can't we register to vote online in NC?

Only 12 states in the US do not have online voter registration. The other 38 make it easy and convenient for people to register to vote. Why is that? Could it be because the Republicans who control the General Assembly don't want the masses showing up at the polls? In today's connected world, there's no good excuse for this kind of backward policy. We buy guns online. We buy drugs online. We pay taxes online. Why can't we register to vote online?

Poor Dallas. He can't find the contract he signed for illegal electioneering.

Trumpoholics Anonymous

In this second year of Donald Trump's reign, a dangerously large number of American voters have become addicts, gobbling up his lies like crack cocaine. An intervention is in order.

The suggestions listed below are adapted from a number of classic 12-step programs. Though most such programs are religious in nature, I've chosen a secular approach. Please share with anyone you think might be trapped by this addiction.

Trumpoholics Anonymous

Step 1. Admit you are powerless to resist Trumpism.

Trump will wreck NC's economy

China's retaliation against Trump's misguided trade sanctions will hit North Carolina especially hard, with targets that include pork and aircraft parts, along with 126 other products. Our state’s top export is aircraft equipment, with a total value of $1.5 billion last year. Our third largest export is animals and meat, mostly pork, valued at $553.5 million. China is North Carolina’s third largest international customer behind Mexico and Canada.

Facebook open thread

Jane and I have been having ongoing discussions about Facebook and what it means to be participating there. I wrote down some of my ideas this morning. Would love to hear what others are thinking.

ICYMI: Duke Energy poisoning NC families

Duke Energy: Nothing to see here. No big deal.

Me: But we're talking about arsenic in ground water that's 15 times the acceptable level.

Duke Energy: A few people die. So what? Besides, our customers are to blame. If YOU didn't want electricity, we wouldn't have coal ash dumps. That's why we're making YOU pay to clean up our messes. Sounds fair, right?

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