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The Democrats in Congress have gotten themselves into a bit of a tangle over gay rights. The House passed a bill to make discrimination against gays i...

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There’s an unusual thing happening on the City Council: Two of Mayor Meeker’s cronies, Councilmen Thomas Crowder and Russell Stephenson, are up in arm...

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Here’s a heck of a thing: The Community Colleges are overcrowded, there’s a shortage  of funds and classrooms, and the head of the Community Coll...

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After one recent Democratic presidential debate, a couple of people told me they were impressed by Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd.  One even like...

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I’m going to start a “heated up” watch.   “Heated up” is the most overused lead in political news coverage.  It’s a cliché reporters resor...

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Mark Binker, the Raleigh correspondent for The News & Record of Greensboro, has a good blog.  He recently engaged in an exchange with GOP Gov...

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Posted in: General, Raleigh
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The pre-Thanksgiving flap over a Republican judge’s comments about redistricting is a classic case of a politician committing a sin by speaking the tr...

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Up in Washington, back when Judge Mukasey stuck his head in the sand ostrich-like and declared he didn’t know anything about water-boarding, you can b...

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Election victories always carry the seeds of defeat.  Because winners too often can’t help but overreach.   Look at George Bush after 2004...

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When campaigns prep for debates, they have to decide which audience is most important: the inside media/politico audience or the voters.   Hill...

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