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My Advice To You Incumbent Democratic Senators….Is To Start Drinking Heavily

Just took a look at some of the historic losses by incumbent Presidents in their off-presidential year elections. 1918 Wilson -7 D seats; 1922 Harding -7 R seats; 1926 Coolidge -7 R; 1930 Hoover -8 R; 1938 FDR -7 D; 1942 FDR -8 D; 1946 Truman -12 D; 1950 Truman -5 D; 1958 Ike -13 [...]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Asthmatics Remain Huffy with Obama Administration

Asthma sufferers in the United States have become a casualty of the EPA’s war on emissions. Many used to rely on the Primatene Mist asthma inhaler for emergency relief from an asthma attack, but the product emits chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which, according to the UN, are a major contributor to Ozone Depletion. In an attempt to [...]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Quantitative Easing: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman claims he has unveiled the real motive behind opposition to the Federal Reserve’s policy of minting trillions of dollars to purchase toxic investments and government debt——technically known as quantitative easing or QE. According to Krugman, criticism of QE is not genuinely rooted in the oft-voiced concern that it may stoke [...]

October 8, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

NC Pension Money Given to Tillis PAC Financier in 2013, Not Disclosed on State Treasury Report

I’ve written in the past about the seemingly cozy relationship between NC House Speaker Thom Tillis and NC Treasurer Janet Cowell. In addition to personal endorsements of the Treasurer, Tillis not only oversaw legislation requested by Cowell, he voted to ensure its passage. The state legislation increased the percentage of NC pension money that Cowell [...]

October 7, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Licensing Regulations and the Case of the Teeth Whiteners

*This article was a special to the Charlotte Observer by our friends Adam Smith and Stewart Dompe, professors of economics at Johnson & Wales University.  We hope to add them as regular contributors here at PunditHouse. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the [...]

September 29, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,National | Read More »

Meet John Feehery, Perhaps the Worst GOP Establishment Consultant Ever

Before this week, I figured that the race to the intellectual bottom for Republican consultants would have been a doggoned close contest. For years I’ve written many columns – and a book – that laid bare the cognitive dissonance and record of embarrassing losses of such wizards as Karl Rove, Haley (and Henry) Barbour, Rick Tyler, Andrea Saul, Charlie [...]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Cycles of American History

Because our lives are short, we tend to see history as a linear progression of events, evolving from what we personally know from our own past, that we then project into the future. Historians and students of history, however, understand that history is cyclical. The linear progression we see for ourselves is only a small [...]

September 22, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Obamacare Destroying Lives in NC


Two of Pattie Curran’s three sons have rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease. Life’s been tough, but they’ve made it work. Until Obamacare. From the description of a new video produced by Nicole Revels (published below): this Piedmont-Triad family “has witnessed their family’s insurance coverage slip away as premiums, deductibles, and [...]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Christian Hine,House Specials,National | Read More »

Isn’t The ‘Best’ Jobs Policy A Job?

When is a ‘job’ a ‘good job’? Usually when you have one. As opposed to when you don’t have one. The word ‘job’ is sort of odd, isn’t it? It comes from an uncertain origin, probably around the 1550s in Olde England where a ‘jobbe of worke’ meant a ‘piece of work’ as contrasted with [...]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Hagan’s History of Broken Promises

According to our friends at North Carolina’s Americans for Prosperity, average health insurance premium increases in NC are expected to be among the highest in U.S. A Price Waterhouse Cooper Health Research Institute study said the average increase of 7.7% in North Carolina could be higher than the majority of states reporting premium increases, and is [...]

September 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,National | Read More »

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