Can the Republican Party maintain control?

WUNC radio now:

Can The Republican Party Maintain Control?

With control of the House, Senate and Governor’s mansion, the North Carolina Republican Party pushed through a variety of bills this past session.

Voter identification, abortion restrictions, unemployment benefit cuts and a variety of other laws galvanized the GOP base and spurred negative reaction and protests from opponents. How did the party seize control and can it maintain its hold on power?

Host Frank Stasio talks about the state of the North Carolina GOP with Becki Gray, vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation; Brian Balfour, director of policy at the Civitas Institute; and Marc Rotterman, a GOP political consultant.


Seems like a well balanced panel

Give plenty of rope and watch'em swing.


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Yes indeed!

Host Frank Stasio talks about the state of the North Carolina GOP with Becki Gray, an Art Pope robot; Brian Balfour, an Art Pope robot; and Marc Rotterman, an art Pope robot.

Fair & balanced!

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Public radio?

I'm sorry - I think their supporting listeners need to call them on this one.

The Republican takeover of the legislature is the state's most important news story of the decade, impacting not only the state's current residents, but our kids and perhaps even our grandkids.

If WUNC can't find a panel to discuss it that isn't a bunch of Art Pope flacks, they don't need to be talking about important state issues at all.


Where Pope is North Carolina. They're too scared of what the Puppymaster will do to their budget.