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A TAPster (bartender, two cold ones here) offers this thought-provoking caution: “Carter’s brief blog about legislators carrying guns is scary on many fronts. It’s probably only a matter of time before a gun battle breaks out in the legislative cafeteria

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Understanding politics – if you follow the words – is pretty straightforward.   Right now, we’re bombing Qaddafi’s army which is pretty clearly a war but President Obama’s press spokesman says it’s not – he says it’s something called a

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A Civitas Institute critic of Smart Start has twisted himself into an interesting position.   In an N&O op-ed, Andrew Henson acknowledges that “early child care investment has proven to have an effect on children’s lives and should be a

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There was an article in the New York Times the other morning by a fellow named Max Boot who works with the influential Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Boot’s got the war in Libya all figured out. He says he’s

Posted in: General, Issues
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  A political tsunami brings ashore strange creatures from the deep. Witness some of the Republicans in the legislature.   A serious Senator, Neal Hunt, comes up with a good idea that could repair burnt bridges for Republicans: pardon Reconstruction

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Someone in the State House sure does like handguns. First, legislators sponsored a bill to allow folks to carry concealed pistols in bars and restaurants. Now there’s a bill to require cities to allow concealed guns in parks. And Representative

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President Obama’s great coalition to defeat Libya – NATO, France, Britain, Arab League and the U.S.A. – is fraying at the seams.   The Arab League, the French say, is out of sorts with NATO. The French, as always, are

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This is an urgent open letter to Republican political consultants in North Carolina:   Now is the time to come to the aid of your profession.   Your party is in charge of redistricting. The lonely eyes of all political

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Now that we’re bombing Libya the New York Times reports that, technically, we didn’t go to war to defeat Gadhafi. Technically, the Times says, all the UN Resolution did was set up a no-fly zone to stop Gadhafi bombing his

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The easy story line is that rapacious Republicans are out to gut North Carolina’s environmental protections.   Not so fast.   In fact, Governor Perdue might want to jump on this train while she’s restructuring state government.   There are

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