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Democrats contemplating a comeback need to contemplate this. The Republican Party is spending at least $650,000 on “a blistering attack” against Justice Robin Hudson of the state Supreme Court.   Democrats need to face a sobering reality: They are up

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The ice melting under Republicans’ feet isn’t climate change, it’s Obamacare. The issue on which they bet the house this year may be disappearing.   A poll this month in North Carolina, Louisiana and Kentucky found that, while people don’t

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This is a story guaranteed to go on a reporter’s wall – and to set teeth gnashing again in Chapel Hill.   The New York Times reported on the long-running battle between UNC-Chapel Hill and The News & Observer –

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Will Governor McCrory stand up to the rising Republican revolt against Common Core (they call it “Obamacore”)?   Rushing to pander to the Tea Party, Republican legislators who once embraced the standards now denounce them. The philosophy seems to be:

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Thom Tillis is already vulnerable over the sex scandal in his office, and he will invite more scandals if he remains Speaker in the short session. Those scandals will be about legislation, campaign contributions and pay-to-play.   It’s obvious why

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Watching the Republican Senate debate, it would not have been surprising if all four candidates had sworn that the earth is flat. Because they went right over the edge.   You saw four candidates who would pay any price, bear

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UNC-Chapel Hill just can’t get out of the academic fraud tar pit. The harder the school struggles, the stickier it gets.   First UNC got a new chancellor. Then a new vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, whose charge

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Democrats are no doubt playing in the GOP Senate primary, but some of the parallels being drawn may be exaggerated.   Rob Christensen compared Democrats’ strategy against Thom Tillis to what Democrats did in Missouri in 2012 to help re-elect

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When hundreds of teachers leave in the middle of the school year – in one of the nation’s best places to live and one of its best school systems – we have a crisis. But Republicans are in denial, and

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Harry Reid’s new ad is hardball with a thud. Here’s Reid’s story in a nutshell: He says Thom Tillis shared an apartment with his Chief of Staff, who had an affair with a married lobbyist, and then resigned. And Tillis

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