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Election victories always carry the seeds of defeat.  Because winners too often can’t help but overreach.   Look at George Bush after 2004...

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When campaigns prep for debates, they have to decide which audience is most important: the inside media/politico audience or the voters.   Hill...

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A long-time friend of Governor Mike Easley once told me that – whatever else you say about him – Easley is a master of messaging.   Senator Dol...

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Fred Smith’s clumsy play for the home-school crowd may be good Republican primary politics.  But it’s Exhibit A for why Democrats will hold onto ...

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Bill Graham, the trial lawyer running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has a loose grasp of North Carolina political history.   Of ...

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Democrats asked the Attorney-General-hopeful-to-be Michael Mukasey a simple question: Do you think water-boarding is legal?   That’s relevant. ...

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You can call it the Land Transfer Tax.  You can call it the Home Tax.  Or you can just call it a dead duck.   When an idea gets overw...

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After the federal Department of Transportation killed Mayor Meeker’s Triangle Transit Authority’s plan to spend a billion dollars to build lite-rail (...

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The liberal-anti-growth-activists at WakeUpWake had an interesting election day. And a wake up call.   WakeUpWake’s been vociferously urging vo...

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This week's elections in Virginia and Kentucky should be encouraging for North Carolina Democrats.   Kentucky threw out a Republican incumbent ...

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