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It looks like our crusade to get the Raleigh City Council focused on schools is making progress. In his annual State of the City address this week,...

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‘Pay to Play’ is the name the media has given the scandals that are going on in Raleigh. It means, roughly, lobbyists ‘pay’ (by making contributions) ...

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For some time now, the political tide has been running against supporters of abortion rights. That’s because the opponents got smart. They started ...

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The Democrats in Raleigh have been embroiled in a series of scandals over the last six months that the newspapers have dubbed ‘pay to play’ – and as a...

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From the first taxpayers’ revolution in California in 1978, North Carolina has escaped a full-scale rebellion over local property taxes. I predict ...

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I’m enjoying watching Republicans put President Bush on the hot seat for letting a Middle Eastern company run American ports. And I have a sneaking...

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A painful lesson Carter taught me in the 1984 Hunt-Helms race was the power of using your opponents’ own words against him. I thought of that whe...

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I believe The News & Observer was dead wrong Thursday morning about Senator Elizabeth Dole, her husband Bob Dole and the Dubai ports fiasco. Th...

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President Bush has not vetoed a single bill in five years in office. But, yesterday, it seemed at last he had found an issue so important it merite...

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President Bush’s decision to let Arab companies provide security for American ports confirms what I’ve always suspected: the one thing stronger than B...

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