Harini Krishnan, left, of California, and Ananya Karchru, right, of Connecticut, wait for results at an election-night gathering for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley at a hotel in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
4 Things We Think About the North Carolina Election

It was a good night to be a Republican. But there are bright spots for the left-leaning North Carolinian.

Sandy Smith, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 1 from North Carolina, speaks to the crowd at former President Donald Trump's rally Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
5 Things To Know About Embattled NC Congressional Candidate Sandy Smith

The eastern North Carolina candidate has former President Trump’s endorsement, but she’s been dogged by controversy.

The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in a 2005 file photo. (Photo by Andrew Councill/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
North Carolina Republicans Are Overdue for a Reckoning on Jesse Helms

GOP candidates Ted Budd and Richard Dietz were booked to headline a dinner with Helms’ name last weekend. But what does Helms’ bigoted views say about them?

Crowds cheer during a 2018 demonstration against the GOP-controlled NC General Assembly's education policies, including the state's expanding private school voucher program. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
NC’s Leandro Kids Have Had Time to Grow Up and Send Their Kids to the Same Poorly Funded Schools

It’s been nearly three decades since parents charged NC's degenerate leaders with breaking their constitutional obligation to teach all children.

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

It's ok to take a break from the heavy news. It's essential, matter of fact. (Shutterstock)
It’s Ok To Look Away

For a minute at least. To be a change-maker, you have to take care of yourself too.

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race in November 2022. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Takeaways From Election Day? Beasley’s the Big Ticket and No One Knows for Sure Who’s Running the NC GOP 

Tuesday’s primary exposed a power struggle between Trump and everyone else in NC’s GOP.