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Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas

A lifelong inhabitant of the Great State of North Carolina, Jason is Southern and Conservative by the grace of God. He’s a proud “volleyball dad” of daughters at the college and high school level. Jason is a career PR and sales executive in for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, where he’s written volumes of seldom-viewed internal and external material. He is a sponge for news and politics. Follow him on the Twitter.

Looters and Rioters Take Advantage of George Floyd’s Senseless Killing

You’ve probably seen the video. A Minneapolis police officer slowly killed George Floyd, over the course of almost ten minutes. He had help. Another officer, mostly obscured by the police vehicl …

You Ain’t Black

Joe Biden told black voters they ain’t black if they consider voting for Trump.

Google Sides with Greenpeace over American Oil Companies

In a stunning example of corporate discrimination, Google said it will no longer make artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the oil and gas industry’s use in extracting fossil fuels. The tech g …

Virus Death Toll Trending Downward As More States Reopen

A surprising trend is emerging as Americans clamor to reclaim some version of normalcy in their daily lives: fewer people are dying from the coronavirus. Researchers who feed data into one of the most …

Burr Investigation Clouds GOP Senate Hopes

Two bombshells landed in the Senate this week, and they could spell trouble for the Republican majority in November. On Wednesday, the FBI seized the mobile phone of Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). The n …

The Double Standard in Women’s Athletics

The sweat saturated her shirt, and rolled off of her as she stood, gulping air after a half-mile sprint under the blazing sun. Conditioning drills were in full swing on this humid summer day as the gi …

NBC’s Weekend of Creative Journalism

NBC bookended Mother’s Day weekend by spreading deception about key players in the Trump Administration. Former Republican congressman, turned MSNBC morning show host, Joe Scarborough kicked it …

Confirming Justice

It all boils down to the Supreme Court. That’s it. That’s the end game for the members of the United States Senate. Yes, each party supports their President or Presidential candidate &#821 …

Chinese Medical Exports Soared in April

April rained down a torrent of death and economic ruin on countries around the world. Meanwhile, China profited mightily by selling relief supplies and equipment to treat the virus that they unleashed …

A Message We All Needed – Including Trump

“The President’s Club,” by Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs, is the most fascinating political book I’ve read. It delves into the relationships in the world’s most powerful …

Grading Biden’s VP Options

This week, former Vice President Joe Biden announced a search committee to help name his running mate. He has already promised it will be a woman. A number of names have been floated and I have taken …

Stacey Abrams’ Alternate Reality Tour

As the final minutes drained from the clock on November 6, 2018, Georgia’s gubernatorial election was over, but undecided. It would take ten more days for the losing candidate to concede. And ev …

Kim Jong Un’s Health Remains a Mystery

Rumors continue to swirl about the health of despotic North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. As the uncertainty drags on, a communist regime with a nuclear arsenal could be in the midst of a leadership vac …

Stop the Presses

In a race to the bottom, nobody wins. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader and frequent Trump antagonist, announced that he will include a provision in the next virus relief package to prohibit t …

Tara Reade and the Media’s Double Standard

Friday afternoon, the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden took on a whole new level of legitimacy. An archived clip from CNN’s “Larry King Live” from 1993 appeared to feature …

Japanese Mayor Enters the Dog House

Taking a page from the Donald Trump Guide to Effective Press Briefings, the mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka suggested that men should do the grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor …

Attorney General Barr Wades Into State Shutdown Orders

Attorney General William Barr is determined to inject a dose of common sense into some states’ lockdown measures, even if it means taking their governors to court. “We have to give busines …

Bloomberg’s Billion Bucks

Mike Bloomberg ran the most expensive self-funded campaign in American history, and one of the shortest. Bloomberg ended his campaign March 4. He ran for 102 days and spent one billion dollars. He won …

The Old and the Dutiful

FiveThirtyEight.com explored a fascinating constitutional crisis scenario that could be more likely to occur this year than ever before. What would happen if a Presidential nominee were to die before …

Trump’s Rational Response

Just hear me out. President Trump has made mistakes in his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Every President has made mistakes – large or small – in his handling of a crisis. Not many …

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