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Re John and Elizabeth Edwards’ new home: The only thing they’re guilty of is over-answering.  In situations like this, the less said, the better....

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The 2004 election demonstrated the power of the Internet.  It’s now the YouTube campaign. The first victim was former Senator George Allen of Vi...

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Looking out the window as he gave his state of the city address, Mayor Meeker noted the four cranes hovering over his $221 million convention center, ...

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In his State of the Union Speech, President Bush laid out his vision of the war on terrorism, saying Islamic Radicalism is an ideology – much like Com...

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The right-wing, anti-school crowd lost in November when the Wake County school bonds won, but they’re taking aim again. One of our readers emailed: ...

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I consider myself an expert on strengthening executive offices, though some cynics might call it power-grabbing.  I learned from the master: work...

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A study by a local government agency in Raleigh reports that over a 15 year period (1991-2005) Wake County paid “about $186 million” a year in transpo...

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Some pollsters have a gift for reading hundreds of pages of statistics and finding a nugget of truth. Others have a different talent: Flexibility. The...

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A week ago the Mayor was saying he was going to run for reelection because he could do more as Mayor than as a United States Senator. Now (see Gary’s ...

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We hear that Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker will propose changing city government to give mayors more authority. He wants Raleigh to abandon its long-t...

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