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Two pairs of stories in today’s N&O capture the shifting state of politics nationally and in North Carolina.   First, North Carolina. The f...

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To most people – like Bill Clinton losing his party’s control of Congress in 1994 – one election is usually enough of a wake-up message. But Republica...

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When folks lose elections they go into paroxysms of contrition – usually confessing to the wrong sins.   And when they win, there’s a parallel ...

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Here’s one way to look at the 2008 election: The Old White Guys who were running things got fired.   There’s George Bush, the MBA Presidency an...

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Barack Obama is going to fill his Cabinet with a “Team of Rivals?” Like Lincoln. This is going to be one big mistake.   Let me get this right: ...

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Bev Perdue’s gone back to being Miss Positive, setting up the Endowment for Positive Gubernatorial Campaigns – a $50 million trust fund – to pay for h...

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Richard Nixon and Strom Thurmond ginned up the Southern Strategy in 1968. For 40 years, Dixie gave the Republicans an almost insurmountable edge in th...

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John Drescher’s column in the N&O Saturday – “The fair sex? Not in politics” – was on the money. His money shot: “…based on the recent campaigns, ...

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Last week I had dinner with Paul the theologian and Willie, who is a rosary-thumping Catholic and, for a moment, I thought the Reformation and the Sev...

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Back in Jesse Helms’ campaign in 1990  when we made the ‘infamous White Hands’ ad one of the handful of people sitting in the studio was Alex Cas...

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