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The 2012 election and its aftermath show how sharply – and bitterly – divided we are in America.   Elections are no longer choices between candidates or debates about issues. They are holy wars between Red and Blue America.  

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A TAPster – and Appalachian State student – responds to the N&O’s story about sociology professor Jammie Price:   “The film she showed was a sociological examination of the porn industry. Very mainstream film that would really only be offense

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So this whole Libya flap is about what our UN Ambassador said on Sunday talk shows? That’s what has Senators McCain and Graham and the Republican Party in high dudgeon?   Not security in Libya. Not what the American deaths

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Was Governor-elect McCrory for Governor Perdue’s Dix plan before he was against it? A well-wired TAPster says yes.   The source – whom I’ve always found to be reliable and knowledgeable – said Governor Perdue ran her plan by McCrory

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Tom sues Dick. Dick spends $2 million to elect Harry judge. Harry wins. And rules in Dick’s favor in the lawsuit. Sound rotten? Try this:   The Democrats sue the Republicans to stop redistricting (and name Republican House and Senate

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Just three weeks after the election, Governor-elect McCrory is getting a taste of the story line he may be reading for a long time to come: Is he “Charlotte Moderate Pat” or “Tea Party Pat”?   The first story comes

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A sixty-eight year old Oxford educated UNC professor gets an offer (from where isn’t clear but it sounds like the Internet may have been involved) to fly to Bolivia to meet Miss Bikini World.   He lands in Bolivia; a

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I’m always flattered to be quoted in Under the Dome, but this time I’m flummoxed. Dome took note of only three of the four rising Democratic stars I spotlighted last week (See “New Democratic Leaders” below). Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

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The party needs a new leadership pipeline for Governor. For decades, it was the Sanford-Hunt tribe. Then it was the Senate’s Basnight-Rand clan, which produced Easley, Perdue and Dalton. It was a good run, but has run dry.   The

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Years ago when I enrolled at the University of North Carolina, I arrived on the campus and to my delight I found I had been assigned to the first ever co-ed dormitory. Then, my first night on campus, at orientation

Posted in: General, Issues, Raleigh
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