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Back in the turbulent 1960’s my high school held what was then called Club Night – an open house where all the school’s clubs (Spanish, French, Math, ...

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What were the Wall Street geniuses thinking when they handed out millions in bonuses with one hand while taking billions in taxpayer-bailout money wit...

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The Reverend William Barber is a fellow who can spot a hot-button issue (or, at least, what’s a hot-button issue if you’re head of the NAACP, which Ba...

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Here’s another suggestion for Republicans in the General Assembly.   Tuesday the News and Observer (which seems to have an absolutely nonparti...

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Like President Obama, Governor Perdue began her administration with a series of executive orders showing she’s on the job and ready from day one. ...

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For this year’s legislature, one thing looms larger than the budget crisis: Next year’s elections.   That’s because the legislators elected in ...

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Bob Scott has his flaws, but he had guts.   The Scott legacy will be tarnished by Meg Scott Phipp’s imprisonment – and by the IRS investigation...

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Professor David Steinmetz of Duke Divinity School says it is a very good idea that President Obama invited both a minister in favor of gay marriage an...

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It may be the biggest myth in American politics: the well-oiled Kennedy machine.   Well-oiled it was in 1960, when old Joe Kennedy was paying f...

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How did David Young suddenly emerge as the leading candidate for Democratic Party chair? Here’s the story from one party insider:   Governor Pe...

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