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A reporter was musing recently about how North Carolina politicians used to be a bland, boring bunch.   That was back when we prided ourselves on clean, honest government.   Times have changed:   A former U.S. Senator and presidential

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Jesse Helms is probably rolling over in his recording studio.   WRAL, the station that used to run Helms’ editorials opposing desegregation, is now running editorial messages opposing resegregation.   That’s how much Jim Goodmon has changed the station.  

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The State Democratic Party gets an A+ for rapid response this week.   I blogged last week that the N&O overplayed Tom Fetzer’s questions about Governor Perdue’s campaign flights.   The research rats at Democratic HQ then turned up questions

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Up in Washington last weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference every time Scott Brown’s name was mentioned the conservative hordes let out a bellow of approval – but, then, two days later Brown voted with the Democrats in the

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President Obama may be setting up Republicans for a classic one-two punch.   First, the left jab: an open, public “discussion” where he challenges Republicans to put their ideas on the table. That’s what they said they wanted, isn’t it?

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PR types like to speculate about what they would advise Toyota and Tiger Woods to do in their times of trouble. (Imagine the fees!)   For all the ridicule and criticism, I think Tiger made a good first step in

Posted in: General
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Senator Richard Burr wins this week’s hypocrisy award hands down.   Formally entering his race for reelection, Burr said something needs to be done to break the “gridlock” in Congress.   This, mind you, is the same man who has

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The N&O/WTVD poll on health care left me totally confused.   The poll, done by Mason-Dixon, “found that 51 percent of registered voters in North Carolina think Congress should not change the U.S. health care system this year. Thirty-eight percent

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Sometimes a story floats in over the transom that’s just too incredible to pass up; – this one came at the expense of Bank of America, which certainly doesn’t need any more headaches after being sued by New York Attorney

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The best message in politics is always: “It’s Time for a Change.”   That worked like a charm for Democrats in 2006 and 2008. Voters were anxious, angry and ready to throw out the bums in power in Washington.  

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