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Barney Frank may be more liberal than Harry Reid or Obama combined but he doesn’t mind marching right into the lion’s den at Fox News and taking on any anchorman in sight.   The other day in an interview Neil

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Front-page headlines and much gnashing of teeth greeted the news that a Ukrainian billionaire pulled the plug on the jobs of 1,000 North Carolina chicken plant workers last week.   But the stories missed the irony that a TAPster caught:

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A TAPster passes along a link raising the question: What if Congress was more than 13 percent women?   A NPR commentator is quoted as saying: “In experiments, when men feel there are lots of other men around, they tend

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If reincarnation is real, I want to come back as a credit-rating agency. They apparently are the most powerful beings on the planet.     They even forced Congress to act!

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If both Tea Party Republicans and Democratic liberals don’t like the debt deal, does that make it a good deal for America?   There is a line of thinking today that what is missing in politics is a “vital center”

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It’s pretty hard to sort through all the facts and figures and the rhetoric and posturing about the latest debt ceiling deal – but two facts seem clear.   President Obama, Speaker Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid all say

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Two recent stories make the “what were they thinking?” list.   First, the leaders of Peace College kept secret a plan to take the historic school coed, then sprung it as a done deal.   Did they really expect that

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Are Democrats asleep? Below are two news reports that ran a week ago. They are rich fodder for North Carolina Democrats to use against Republicans. But I haven’t seen them do it:   “State cuts push up NC jobless rate

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“We need a third party.”   That’s a recurrent fantasy among citizens and commentators frustrated by the bump and grind of politics as usual, like the current debt-ceiling stalemate in Washington.   Thomas Friedman of the New York Times gave

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I’m impressed by the timing of the TAPster who contributed the item below on UNC football. I posted the blog yesterday, timed to go up this morning. Apparently, its mere presence in cyberspace got action.   Bill Friday told the

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