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Some supporters of the Wake County school bonds are unhappy with my blog – which was reprinted in The News & Observer Sunday – saying the bond issue is dead with the voters. I’m not their problem. Their problem is

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“The Democratic Party is focused on filling the void of moral leadership in America.” – John EdwardsNews and Observer The question, when a politician starts talking about morality, should be – is his real interest morality or politics? If the

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The McClatchey chain, which bought The News & Observer from the Daniels family some years back, now has bought the entire Knight-Ridder chain. Knight-Ridder’s biggest paper in North Carolina is The Charlotte Observer. As they always do, the corporate execs

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“The Democratic Party is focused on filling the void of moral leadership in America.” – John EdwardsNews and Observer The question, when a politician starts talking about morality, should be – is his real interest morality or politics? If the

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If you haven’t seen the hilariously clumsy censorship job that the North Carolina Department of Labor tried to do on a newspaper story, click here to read about it. Not long ago, my daughter’s seventh-grade class read George Orwell’s 1984.

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Apparently we Democrats have lost our best hope of beating Congressman Robin Hayes. Iraq war vet Tim Dunn has withdrawn from the field of battle. So the odds are that – once again – 100 percent of North Carolina’s congressional

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There are two words that strike fear in a politician’s heart: Grand Jury. Especially when they appear in a newspaper headline like this: ‘Top Black Aide Appears before Grand Jury’ (News and Observer, March 15). Which is what happened last

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Not too long ago, Morrisville gave Chinese computer giant Lenovo a million dollar tax subsidy to get it to move its plant there from the Research Triangle Park. The theory was the jobs were worth the million dollars. Guess what?

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Raleigh City Councilman Thomas Crowder – like Barney Fife – wants to nip it in the bud. He’s targeting a problem that “is drastically affecting the quality of life” in the Capital City. Gangs? Drugs? Overcrowded schools? Traffic congestion? No.

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Raleigh City Councilman Thomas Crowder – like Barney Fife – wants to nip it in the bud. He’s targeting a problem that “is drastically affecting the quality of life” in the Capital City. Gangs? Drugs? Overcrowded schools? Traffic congestion? No.

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