Sorry, so busy hanging out in a mucky bog, I forgot to post last week’s column–”Purple Haze.”
Here’s the link in the Indy and YES! Weekly. Subjects include the hazy middle, McHenry and Foxx take the bait, the NC 10 race, Now ending and eye exams are good for you.
Here’s the text:
Excuse me while I use a tortured analogy. In a rather spirited moment of debate in the doldrums of late last week, state Sen. David Weinstein (D-Robeson), speaking to defeat an amendment that would make it easier for third parties to get on the ballot, said we’ve already got plenty of parties–eight to 10 at least, by his observation–wrapped inside the Democrat and Republican camps.
Blessedly, he did not go on to identify the various factions, but he made a good point about how things have functioned, for the season at least, on Jones Street. This may or may not be instructive for the nation as a whole, but in North Carolina the center is holding. It’s not a really solid consensus, more like a purple haze between red and blue around education, security and revving up the economy. Read more