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The more TV weather I watch, the more confused I get. Thursday afternoon, I watched two forecasts back-to-back on two stations. The local cable syst...

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Triangle Transit Authority trustee Nina Szlosberg doesn’t want the TTA to strike the flag on Lite-Rail – so when the other trustees arrived at their l...

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Sometimes you have to wonder if the Democrats in the State Legislature are really serious at all about cleaning up corruption. Attorney General Roy C...

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New Orleans hasn’t recovered from Katrina.  Nor has George Bush. And neither one’s prospects look good. Bush has never recovered politically be...

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What does Raleigh need more: another nature park or a place where teenagers can play basketball and stay out of trouble? It seems to me that is the i...

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I didn’t know John Pope, the uber-wealthy retail king who died this week.  And I don’t know much about the business empire he built at Variety Wh...

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Wal-Mart is becoming for Democrats what al-Qaeda is for Republicans: the source of all evil. The Democratic presidential candidates – even including ...

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After State Senator Howard Lee was defeated for reelection in 2003 the governor appointed him to the Board of Education. Serving on the Board is an un...

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John Edwards and Joe Lieberman have little in common.  But they do both have one big thing this year: running as outsiders. Most politicians fan...

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Nothing is quite so repellent – or dangerous – as a politician in the throes of reform-mania.  Witness the North Carolina legislature. To start ...

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