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I can’t defend Governor Easley’s comments about the N&O not being “nice” to him – and accusing the paper of a “hatchet job.”   In a recent ...

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People have been dying in our state mental hospitals for lack of care; our parole system is so broken criminals on parole have murdered 580 people – a...

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The smoke’s clearing from the election and the voter statistics tell a simple straightforward story: Four years ago African-Americans were 19% of the ...

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For Christmas, I usually ask for books. And I get some unexpected pleasures. Unexpected this year was Jacob Weisberg’s The Bush Tragedy, which I start...

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A Blue Christmas is a Merry Christmas for Democrats. Not so much for Republicans who are sure the end of the world is nigh. So let me offer a note of ...

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George Bush may have screwed up everything else in eight years, but even he knew better than to drive America’s automobile industry into bankruptcy at...

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Don’t those words have a startling ring – after all, Democrats loathe wars (and instead, at least, these days in Congress, seem to have fallen in love...

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The Washington Post said last week that the one group largely unrepresented in Obama’s key team is Southerners.   As Gomer Pyle would say, “Sur...

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  The political world is in a frenzy of moral dudgeon over the alleged high crimes and moral misdemeanors of Governor Rob Blagoyevich. The nerve...

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  The rumor this week has been that Governor-elect Perdue will appoint her Cabinet Friday. Other rumors have it that she’s still having trouble ...

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