BlueNC is an independent website committed to progressive politics in North Carolina. Other than being registered Democrats, site owners have no formal affiliation with the North Carolina Democratic Party. BlueNC is a private business and receives no funding from any government or nonprofit organization.

Some of the content on BlueNC is satire, humor and fiction. In all fiction, the figures portrayed are fabrications in every sense and do not represent any actual people or corporations (which are also people) in any way, shape, or form.

Registering is easy, but does involve a manual process. Because we receive so much spam, we actually authorize each individual new user. Within a day after you sign up, you'll receive an email notification activating your account.

Feel free to write or post whatever you want. Use the "create" button above (you'll see it when you register) and start writing. You never know what difference you might make.

If you have a problem with what someone else writes, the best course of action is to comment on what you see. If you're uncomfortable with that, contact the person directly by clicking on the person's screen name and send a message.

We have a tradition of blocking behavior only when it rises to the level of intolerably obnoxious. Our aspiration? Do good, be nice, have fun. It's harder than you think.

If you are interested in helping out, let us know. Thanks.

Privacy policy and related administrivia:

BlueNC is committed to protecting your privacy online. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide.

Our work involves expanding online activism. As a result, we may periodically ask you to provide information such as your name and email address in an effort. If you choose not to give us any information, we may not be able to provide you with timely information regarding events and issues important to you as a politically interested and active citizen.

Our site links to a number of other websites. BlueNC is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.

This privacy policy may be amended by at any time without notice other than posting of such amendments on this site.

BlueNC will not sell your email address or other personal information to an outside, unaffiliated organization or any unauthorized third parties.

When you sign up:

We collect your email address.

When you post a comment without first logging into the site:

We use a service called Mollom to block spam. This makes the site easier to use. Mollom's privacy policy is listed here. Logged in commenters are not subject to Mollom spam filtering.

IP Addresses and Log File Data:

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Information on children:

We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

Contacting us about privacy:

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, send email to