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A group of my friends have been having a more or less ongoing debate between ‘Decliners’ and ‘Optimists.”   The ‘Decliners’ take one look at, f...

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I take a back seat to no one when it comes to being a John F. Kennedy hero-worshipper. I shook hands with him in 1960. I was 11 years old. He was camp...

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A year ago Democrats couldn’t dredge up a candidate against Liddy Dole – now they’ve got ‘em coming out of the woodwork to take on Richard Burr. &nbs...

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Governor-elect Bev Perdue has done a lot of listening lately. Maybe too much.   The highly publicized public forums that her transition team he...

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Republicans today remind me of Democrats after Reagan won in 1980: Determined to become a permanent minority party.   If I could be a mole and ...

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After the election, people would ask me: “Aren’t you glad the campaign is over?”   Hell, no. I miss it. I miss the wall-to-wall attack ads. I m...

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Well, the parole system is broken and according to the News and Observer all kinds of parolees have been running around unsupervised and literally kil...

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Andy Jackson would roll over in his grave. I just read Jon Meacham’s new biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Meacham shows ...

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After I read Gary’s blog yesterday I called and asked for a copy of the article where Rep. House Republican Leader Paul Stam declared offshore oil der...

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Obama’s now sailed into the seas called the Terrors of Victory;—after a fellow wins something as grand as a presidential election he’s just naturally ...

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