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A party that denies citizens their constitutional right to vote is a party that deserves to lose. That’s the Republican Party today.   The party of Lincoln and TR has become the party of Block the Vote: Voter-suppression laws. Cutting

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Maybe Thom Tillis should give Civitas’ pollster math lessons.   Thursday morning, Civitas put out this release: “Democrat Tom Bradshaw leads Republican John Alexander by 16 percentage points in the NC Senate District 15 race, according to a new Civitas

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Give Governor McCrory credit for proposing something big and bold, a $1 billion transportation bond issue. It sounds like a stimulus program, but that would be the kiss of death in the Republican legislature. He may find himself needing some

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To Ronald Reagan, it was always “morning in America.” To John Hood, it has always been “midnight in North Carolina.”   There’s nothing special about North Carolina, Hood argues. Our “exceptionalism” is a myth.   Therein lies the difference between

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The other day our top General went over to the Senate and said turning the Iraqi army into a real fighting force may not be possible ;–then he said no one knows who the ‘moderate’ Syrian Rebels will attack once

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My late father was a dyed-in-the-wool Franklin D. Roosevelt Democrat. He liked to tell this story about why.   Jim had a lot of reasons to admire Roosevelt: His family was hit hard by the Depression, and FDR gave them

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Two things happened the other day: One nasty. The other confounding.   First ISIS posted a video on the Internet telling President Obama (in no uncertain terms) to watch out – it is going to target every American soldier he

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Ken Burns’ remarkable series on the Roosevelts makes it clear that Franklin D. Roosevelt never would have passed the Gary Hart adultery test.   Would that have been good for America?   As Burns’ series was ending, The New York

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The way the President figures it the Iraqi army’s going to supply the ‘boots on the ground’ to whip ISIS but the other day, up in Congress, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said half the Iraqi army isn’t fit

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This came as a surprise: Iraq’s new Prime Minister does not want American troops in Iraq. They’re not welcome. And, he says, not needed.   It’s tempting, since Prime Minister al-Abadi figures he can whip ISIS on his own, to

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