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Dan Blue’s decision to run didn’t surprise many Democrats. They had seen him do this dance before.   Bob Etheridge’s decision to run did surprise a few. They think he is hurt by the “loser” tag, the “who are you?”

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The John William Pope Foundation took issue with my recent blog “Reading Ayn Rand.” I’m always flattered that the Pope people read my blogs and think they’re important enough to take issue with, so I’m happy to post their comments.

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I hope North Carolina Republicans get to do this year what North Carolina Democrats did in 2008: decide their party’s presidential race.   Obama clinched the nomination when he won North Carolina’s primary, according to none less than the late

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“Republicans being against sex is not good. Sex is popular.” – Republican strategist Alex Castellanos   A long, hard-fought presidential nominating race doesn’t hurt Republicans by leaving them divided. They’ll unite against President Obama. No, it hurts with voters in

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Rick Santorum, who wants to take America back to 1900, takes me back to 1984.   That was the year of the Hunt-Helms race. In the dying days, we were behind in the polls – and desperate. With the help

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Talk about manna from heaven, Linda Coleman must be thanking her lucky stars – the State Employees’ Union just announced it’s going to spend $1.8 million to elect her and defeat Eric Mansfield in the Democratic Primary for Lt. Governor.

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There’s good news for Democrats looking ahead to the fall elections. But then there is really, really bad news.   The good news is that Obama can carry the state again. He will play hard – and spend heavy –

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Campaigning up in Ohio last weekend Rick Santorum allowed that President Obama’s politics springs from his ‘world view’ which in turn springs from “some phony theology, not a theology based on the Bible.”   Obama’s campaign immediately shot back in

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Champions of academic freedom are scandalized, but I think this is a wonderful idea: making college students read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”   The Guilfordian, Guilford College’s campus paper, reports on a grant to the college by one of Art

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Tony Tata is the Karl Hess of school superintendents: a click too sensitive to criticism.   (Memo to all – and self: The next time you get mad at somebody, feel free to compose a blistering e-mail to them. Then

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