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Nobody comes off well in the dispute over Raleigh’s downtown art. Would-be benefactor Jim Goodmon looks high-handed and arrogant. Mayor Charles Meeker gets blasted by Goodmon: “He followed the herd.” City Manager Russell Allen started the brouhaha, but couldn’t –

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Dear Carter, I hate it that President Bush gave in to the Democrats on this issue.                                     Best,          A Reader   President Bush’s ‘New’ Policy The US Navy today announced that it has released a senior Al Qaeda terrorist after questioning

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We’ve blogged earlier about the Service Employees International Union jumping into Raleigh’s City Council race last year. They’re back. We hear that SEIU representatives were in Raleigh this week – meeting with sanitation workers who then staged a slowdown. The

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Now George Bush says this is a “battle for civilization.” No it isn’t. And that’s exactly why he’s bad for America. Like all second-term Presidents, Bush yearns for a place in history. So his rhetoric grows ever-more overblown: The struggle

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Not to long ago State Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Carmen Hooker-Odom claimed she was going to save taxpayers millions by hiring a new computer vender to process the state’s Medicare claims. Today the new vender is a

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First the federal government shot down Raleigh’s hopes for light-rail money. Now the State Board of Transportation has cut off the spigot. Who is to blame? Here are some nominees: The Mayor and City Council. Heckuva job lobbying, folks. And

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker may set the record for most mentions as a potential candidate for statewide office. But my bet is that he runs again for Mayor. Rumors this summer had him looking at Attorney General (if Roy Cooper

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There is a controversy simmering around the state about government using its right to Eminent Domain to seize private property. A recent article in the News and Observer – about the Triangle Transit Authority – gives an example. Last year,

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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“Plamegate” in Washington and “Deckergate” in Raleigh make me wonder about the political power of federal prosecutors. For years, Democrats took great glee over the investigation into who outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. Especially when it looked like Karl Rove

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Raleigh Arts Commissioner Lee Tripi recently spoke out on behalf of Juame Plensa’s Plaza in the News and Observer 8-17-06. He wrote: “Decisions concerning public art should not be about what any individual likes or dislikes… “Those who see more

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