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Republicans – including Senator Richard Burr – couldn’t wait to blame the Obama administration for the Christmas Day terrorist scare.   In other words, to indulge in the kind of politics they called unpatriotic when Bush and Cheney were in

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At breakfast the other day, a friend pointed to his mocha and cinnamon-crunch bagel. “I’m doing this today because starting January 1 I’m losing 20 pounds,” he vowed.   I congratulated him. And wished him luck. That’s a hard resolution

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Sometimes folks get so carried away with their passions they just go plain crazy – and I’m not talking about Tiger Woods.   I’m talking about two Environmentalists at Victoria University.   In addition to wrestling with the problem of

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Tony Rand is Chairman of Law Enforcement Associates, and when he got accused of insider trading he told shareholders there’d be an ‘independent’ investigation – then picked his buddy Lyndo Tippett (the former Secretary of Transportation) to lead the investigation.

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A year is a long time in politics. One year ago: Barack Obama was a colossus, a superstar who had transformed politics Bev Perdue was about to enjoy a (short) honeymoon The clouds over Mike Easley were just gathering Tony

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The cable-TV blabbermouths are all over the Obama administration over the Christmas Day terrorist scare.   The know-it-alls proclaim that this is a PR disaster for the White House. The message machine was asleep. Obama was slow on the uptake.

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You can’t really fault the State Democratic Party Chairman for tying himself in knots to praise Governor Perdue – but, then, maybe you can. Or, maybe, we should fault whoever on Bev Perdue’s staff wrote David Young’s latest email to

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The state’s received a whopping $7.5 billion in ‘Stimulus Funds’ and a good part of it was to pay for Medicaid but, despite President Obama’s help, Secretary Lanier Cansler’s got a train wreck on his hands after he gave out

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Governor Perdue’s Parole Commissioner Tony Rand’s got plenty of troubles: He’s being investigated by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission (and, maybe worst of all for a politician, an investigative reporter from the News and Observer) for what

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There’s been a lot of back and forth about new polls in the Senate Race. For instance, The Civitas Institute poll has Senator Richard Burr up:   ·         Richard Burr               40% ·         Elaine Marshall           32% ·         Undecided                  28%   Some folks are

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