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Horror of horrors, John Edwards is back in the newspaper the second day in a row. This time he has flown all the way to San Francisco to find a safe h...

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Sometimes politicians just can’t help being politicians, which, most times, means they can’t help gilding the lily or coloring the truth, even when th...

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You will recall that George W. Bush was going to give America the “MBA Presidency.” Apparently, that turned out to mean “Management by A--holes.” &nb...

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Back in 2005, when 90% of the students in Wake County Schools passed state achievement exams, the New York Times ran an article lauding our world...

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Governor-elect Bev Perdue is wrestling with two public images. One is the picture in Sunday’s N&O of her with Marc Basnight, with Basnight looming...

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The morning newspaper was a blow to Obama supporters and the legions of young people who just voted for change: Because in the Obama administration, l...

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What’s the definition of penance in modern American politics? We now know exactly. It’s three months without speaking into a TV camera.   Thre...

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A young, fresh Democratic underdog upsets an older, entrenched Republican United States Senator. North Carolina Democrats take heart. Washington welco...

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The sight of Barack Obama and George Bush together at the White House was striking in many ways. For one thing, what will it be like, as Joe Biden wou...

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No race shows more dramatically how Raleigh has changed than Josh Stein’s smashing 3-to-2 victory over Johnny Mac Alexander in Senate District 16. &n...

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