Archives for February 2016

How Will History View Those Who Would Erase Obama From the Books?

Here’s an easy prediction to make: The historic election and two-term presidency of Barack Obama will provide endless material to future academics, journalists and commentators. Many books will be written examining every aspect of the first African-American president’s campaigns and years in the White House, with few agreeing on anything except the fact that President Obama did, indeed, make history. He and his policies will be loved, loathed and everything in between.

But you get the feeling that the information flood will somehow miss certain Americans, including those leaders who shared those Washington years with Obama, and spent many of them in denial. In the American history books Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for example, chooses for his library shelves, will the Obama years be mysteriously missing?


Trump Meets Christie: A Brash Buddy Movie

Whether the presidential race just got a lot more entertaining or frightening is the question.

In true “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” fashion, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed New York billionaire Donald Trump in the race to be the Republican nominee, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio must be sweating more than is his wont.


Possible LGBT Changes to Charlotte’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Charlotte City Council is considering adding LGBT protections to the existing non-discrimination ordinance, but the debate has been heated.

WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in on the debate and gives insight into what the council’s decision could mean for Charlotte.

When Even Poisoning Children Is Political, That’s an American Tragedy

Who’s to blame for the water that poisoned the residents of Flint? Was it Environmental Protection Agency officials whose political squabbling with state and local leaders delayed getting word to residents? Was it the governor and his appointed emergency manager who, with eyes on the bottom line, made critical life decisions for a worried city?

The Iowa Caucuses

CHARLOTTE, NC — The results from the Iowa causes are in, and Ted Cruz has claimed victory on the Republican side while Hillary Clinton narrowly beat out rival Bernie Sanders on the Democrat side.

WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis is LIVE from Washington with us to discuss the results and look ahead to what’s next.