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Back in the early 1980s, Jim Hunt chaired a commission that changed the Democratic Party’s presidential-nomination process.   What he did then ...

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When Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary, he announced it was a victory for change.  If so, it appears while African-Americans were overw...

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John Edwards’ withdrawal was an abrupt surprise – even to his closest supporters.   Monday afternoon, his campaign was telling reporters on a c...

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The battle is over.  Let’s ride down out of the hills and shoot the wounded:   Big Winner? Barack Obama.  But he also faces a big ...

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A couple of weeks ago, the Easley Administration rolled out a new approach on North Carolina’s disastrous mental-health system.   Actually, it ...

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What is it about South Carolina primaries?   Of course, this is the state that gave us Pitchfork Ben Tillman, Strom Thurmond and Lee Atwater.&n...

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Imagine this. Two Democrats are arguing about John Edwards future. One says, ‘Why not? Why shouldn’t he do it? Here’s the scenario: Democratic Senate ...

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Hillary Clinton went hard after Barack Obama in Monday’s debate.  In front of the Congressional Black Caucus.  On Martin Luther King Day.&nb...

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The worst wounds in politics are self-inflicted.   Beverly Perdue was starting to draw blood by linking Richard Moore to the Randy Parton fiasc...

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During the Republican debate last week, Pat McCrory said “twenty percent of the inmates” in the Charlotte jail are illegal immigrants. He also said in...

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