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RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis went on the attack Monday night.

He had to.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:25

COLUMN: Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 14:54

COLUMN: A sad little man

I suspect that at some point, Thom Tillis had a modicum of self-respect. I also suspect that those days are long forgotten. Today, he debases himself regularly trying to stay in the good graces of the con man in the White House. 

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RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory lead the pack in the latest Civitas Institute poll focusing on the Republican primary.

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RALEIGH — Jones County residents are still feeling the effects of recent hurricanes. At least one of the county’s three towns remains flooded, and two of its six schools were condemned.

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North Carolina has a long history of revolving U.S. Senate seats.

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First, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham blocked a bill to make the Mueller report public that passed the House 420-0. Then this weekend, Donald Trump continued his attacks on John McCain despite the Senator’s death seven months ago. Graham, who for years was seen as McCain’s sidekick, stayed quiet for the first few hours before offering tepid praise for McCain without rebuking the president. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:17

COLUMN: Tillis' bet on the national emergency

Last week, Sen. Thom Tillis announced that he would vote for the resolution rejecting Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Tillis said in an op-ed in the Washington Post that he supports Trump’s “vision of 21st century border security,” but that the emergency declaration overstepped the executive branch’s power. He believes it violates the separation of powers and continues giving too much influence to the presidency. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:49

COLUMN: Tillis is still all in with Trump

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis continues to make occasional feints in the direction of moderation — be it on Russian meddling or immigration — but they invariably turn out to be only that: mere feints.

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Rep. George Holding and Sen. Thom Tillis say they want to work themselves out of a job. 

The Republican pair sponsored legislation last week proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit lawmakers to two six-year Senate terms or six two-year terms in the House of Representatives. 

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