Sen. Richard Burr is skeered of being demonized by the Democratic Party. Of course, you don’t need any help from the Democratic Party when you vote against expanding children’s health insurance — that was before he voted against expanding health coverage to everyone. Along the way he described kids as “hogs at the trough”. (Excuse the quality on that video, it was our early YouTube days. One critic said we look like we had been taken hostage.)
Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin writes on BlueNC that Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly, and Hannity are “exorbitantly paid entertainers”.
OrangePolitics is busy following the money in local elections.
Pam’s House Blend notes that the Traditional Values Coalition is proud to be an anti-gay hate group. I guess everyone has to be proud of something.
For political junkies there was a compelling profile of Politico reporter Mike Allen in the New York Times Magazine this weekend.
And for profile junkies, or fans of great writing, don’t miss this National Magazine Award-winning piece in TexasMonthly about a football player who was paralyzed thirty-five years ago and what happened once the media moved on.
And as a Bicentennial baby I’m compelled to link to this New Yorker article about the meaning of the American Revolution.
Still no cheap Chinese food in downtown Raleigh.