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Now Republicans are whining about elections being for sale.   A couple of weeks ago, Democrats were whining about Art Pope “buying” North Carolina. I suggested they stop whining and start winning by finding their own deep pockets.   It

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Now Carter’s gone to meddling. So I feel compelled to depart from my preference to avoid writing about clients.   His October 24 blog, “The Vanishing Cuts,” takes aim at DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler – again. His collateral targets include

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The Hunt Alumni lost one of our friends last week. Cy Lynn died. Here’s the N&O obit.   Cy was public affairs director at DOT in Hunt I and II. He handled paid media in Hunt’s 1980 reelection campaign. He

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The more things change…the more they stay the same.   The European Union has come up with a master-plan to cure the Greek debt crisis and avoid financial Armageddon.   The European Bankers are going to eat half (instead of

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The stock market goes up 340 points. It may go up more in October than in any month in 25 years. It even looks like the economy is growing rather than going into another recession.   Great news, right?  

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It’s a near-perfect metaphor: We’ve got Congress in debt up to its eyeballs and the President’s cutting the cost of government subsidized student loans.   It’s classic. And unstoppable.   Just before the election Obama’s going to make millions of

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A highlight of reading The New York Times on Tuesdays and Fridays is David Brooks’ columns. He’s intelligent, interesting and insightful.   But he’s all wrong (“The Fighter Fallacy”) when he says President Obama is all wrong to come out

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A Republican friend tells me that Florida Senator Marco Rubio is the GOP’s star of the future: the perfect 2012 running and/or perfect candidate for President in 2016.   So – to go with the Birther movement that questions whether

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Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post opined that debates are “no way to pick a President.” I beg to differ.   Her opinion is rooted in a media misunderstanding of what voters look for in debates. She wrote: “Now we

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Governor Perdue reached across the Pacific to Washington last week to make a point that signals her 2012 strategy: Republicans are hurting education.   While she was in China, her office sent a letter to Senators Hagan and Burr endorsing

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