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Aside from death-penalty cases, it’s the toughest decision governors make.   And that’s so regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, named Holshouser, Hunt, Martin or Perdue.   The dilemma: A gubernatorial appointee is accused of an ethical –

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Governor Perdue waltzed over to Rex Hospital the other day and held a good old-fashioned photo-op (to boost her once again sagging poll numbers) and standing right there in front of the operating room in front of the cameras she

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Several months ago, Governor Perdue summoned North Carolina business executives to an emergency phone call. The subject was a mystery. But when the Governor calls, you answer.   Instead of a big economic announcement, the CEOs listened patiently as the

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A wise old Democrat told me recently that Bev Perdue’s biggest problem is: “She’s broken too many promises.”   The recession and the budget crater are mostly to blame. She’s had to disappoint her friends in education, health care, aging

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Having just admitted (below) one mistake I will risk committing another – except this time I am going to say the following is 100% conjecture. It’s all theory. No facts.   The other day I was having lunch with a

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This will come as no surprise to my wife, children or friends but I have made a mistake – the other day I wrote a blog and said State Representative David Lewis voted for Richard Morgan and Jim Black on

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Extremism in the defense of liberty may or may not be a vice, but it’s a good way to lose elections. And it may be how Republicans blow their chance at a game-changer in November.   Judging from their hysterical

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In Washington, Republicans vow to fight on against health-care reform.   In WakeCounty, school-diversity supporters vow to fight on against the new board’s reassignment plans.   In Washington, reform opponents marched on the Capitol, and some spit on congressmen and

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A while back two meandering tribes of ‘anony-mices’ – as Ms. Joan Troy once called them – set up camp over on the Talking About Politics Forum and, for the past year, these diminutive creatures have made war on one

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Fred Heineman’s death takes us back to the Republican tidal year of 1994, when a titanic health-care battle led to a Democratic debacle so huge Heineman temporarily unseated David Price.   The big difference this year: Obama succeeded where the

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