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Politicians aren’t the only ones who know how to ‘spin’ facts. The City of Raleigh is doing a pretty good job too. The headline of its latest newslett...

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In November of 2004, after People Magazine named John Edwards ‘the sexiest politician alive’ and John Kerry lost, I thought Edwards’ fifteen minutes o...

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I was dead wrong about the Iraq Study Group. I said the fix was in because Jim Baker was leading the study. I thought the President would wrap his arm...

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Gerald Ford proved that a leader’s character can be more important than brains.  Right after Richard Nixon proved that brains without character c...

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Four Democratic candidates for Speaker of the State House – Jim Crawford, Bill Faison, Hugh Holliman and Drew Saunders – have pledged to limit the new...

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It came as a surprise when Representative George Holmes landed in the News and Observer with his photograph beneath a headline, Representative Holmes ...

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At Christmas, I want to reflect on the Christian example being set by Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas.  He’s a Republican who wants to be the Chr...

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   News reports suggest that President Bush may overrule military commanders and order more American troops into Baghdad.   Which ma...

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It comes as a shock: After the Mayor has spent $215 million on the Convention Center he says that’s only enough to build a “grade-B facility.” (News a...

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Democrats nationally and in North Carolina are zeroing in on Senator Dole in 2008.  She is vulnerable – to the right opponent. Beating an incumb...

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