Rob Schofield

Rob Schofield

Editor Rob Schofield oversees day-to-day newsroom operations, authors regular commentaries, and hosts a weekly radio show/podcast.

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Elections watchdog files complaint targeting big video poker campaign contributions

By: - May 31, 2023

Six prominent GOP lawmakers identified as having received “bundled” donations Veteran North Carolina elections watchdog Bob Hall filed a detailed complaint on Tuesday with the State Board of Elections alleging campaign finance malfeasance by members of the video poker industry. The following is from the complaint: Hall’s complaint points out that state law requires individuals […]

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Once again, Biden makes the best of an impossible situation

By: - May 30, 2023

In a perfect world – or even a really good one – there’s no doubt that the debt ceiling agreement President Biden struck with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over the weekend would be a frustration and a disappointment. The agreement will inflict all manner of painful cuts to core public structures and services that are […]


Monopoly men: GOP legislative leaders continue to extend their power in all directions

By: - May 23, 2023

Is there any aspect of life in modern North Carolina for which the Republican majority of the General Assembly doesn’t see itself as the font of all wisdom and rightful final arbiter? That’s not a facetious question. GOP pols and their pals on the religious right and in the business and gun lobbies love to […]