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In a way Bill Randall was clever, taking a fifty year old document, Stan Evans’ ‘Sharon Statement,’ renaming it and posting it on his website as his own ‘Charter of Principles’ as if he’d written it.   After all, it

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 It seems to be accepted truth today that all money in political campaigns is inherently evil. Let me offer a contrary view, thanks to Ferrel Guillory   Ferrel is the ever-wise director of Program on Public Life at the UNCCenter

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The Gulf oil spill set off massive responses. No, not the ones to stop the leak or clean up the spill. The political responses: Republicans and the media trying to stick the gooey blame on President Obama – and the

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It’s no surprise Jesse Helms cozied up to the FBI. He and J. Edgar Hoover were the leading enemies of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.   But the revelations spotlight part of WRAL’s history that people at

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I’ve been absolved.   Several people asked if I’m the “Agent Pierce” on N&O Executive Editor John Drescher’s blog. Apparently, they think I went undercover by changing the spelling of my name.   Drescher absolved me this week. It’s not

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There’s an interesting – and important – vote scheduled in the state Senate Finance Committee today at 1 p.m.   The bill is S1209.  The Broadband for Everyone NC coalition – which I’m working with – views this as an

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Last week over on NC Spin Tom Campbell published a glowing interview with Perdue Cabinet Secretary Lanier Cansler – but even before the ink dried on the page the yarn Cansler spun Campbell was coming undone.   You might think

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Governor Perdue and Lanier Cansler didn’t need the John Tote fiasco.   Perdue has made strides putting her administration in order. Cansler has the thankless task of managing an unmanageable department. But he has Carter and the home-health hounds gnawing

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An alert reader caught this in my blog yesterday about Mark Critz, the Democrat who won the special congressional election in Pennsylvania:   “I don’t think Critz voted for health care bill (he wasn’t in Congress then). He did say

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Last Friday Bill Randall published his ‘Charter of Principles’ on Facebook. Then, so more people would read it, he published it again a few hours later. And with reason. It is an impressive statement. Eloquent. Profound. Articulate.   The problem

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