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Well, the City Council has gotten serious about raising ‘impact’ fees – taxes on new homes and buildings – and there’s bad news for churches, schools, and people buying houses in Raleigh. For instance, The News and Observer reports the

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After being in the room with the boys during Senator Jesse Helms campaign in 1990, when the much ballyhooed (or infamous) ‘white hands’ ad was written, I’ve been telling myself, ‘Don’t you touch Reverend Jeremiah Wright with a ten foot

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We warn our kids to beware of who their online chat friends really are. Maybe the same caveat should apply to politics. Ryan Teague Beckwith writes in the N&O today about North Carolina’s first online debate – between Bev Perdue

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The Young Democrats haven’t been this hot in North Carolina for 30 years. Long ago, being in the YDs was a logical step into politics. Both Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt were state YD presidents – and used the office

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You know a campaign is getting rough when the consultants start attacking each other. As part of its effort to stop the NEA ads for Bev Perdue, the Moore campaign sent out emails with N&O clips linking the NEA to

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How much is the presidential primary overwhelming other races? Here’s a sign: Who would have guessed that an openly gay candidate for United States Senate in North Carolina would go virtually unnoticed? But that’s the case for Jim Neal in

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What Hillary Clinton called the “fun part” has started in the Governor’s race. Richard Moore and Bev Perdue are going at each other full-bore on TV. Over college tuition, of all things. Who guessed that would be the burning issue

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A campaign that plays the electability card is by definition a campaign that is losing. Voters never elect a candidate because they think he or she is more electable in the fall than their opponent. There is a logical disconnect:

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Perhaps someone can shine the light of open-government on this question. Debbie Crane, former PIO at Health and Human Services, is being praised as a paragon of open government. She spoke at the Sunshine Week program at Elon University. Yet

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That is what Vice President Cheney said when asked about the American people’s opposition to the Iraq War. Funny, that’s exactly what I think about anything Cheney says or believes. So? The Democrats’ strategy has to be to ask the

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