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Democrats nationally and in North Carolina are zeroing in on Senator Dole in 2008. She is vulnerable – to the right opponent. Beating an incumbent Senator is tough. I learned that working for Jim Hunt against Jesse Helms in 1984

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From the News and Observer: “Chuck Williamson was mad, already, about Interstate 40 repairs expected to suck up $20 million that taxpayers planned to spend for other Triangle road work. He was mad about the prospect of waiting another 18

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” He was right. George W. Bush said he looked into Vladimar Putin’s soul and saw a man he could trust. He was wrong. One side effect of Bush’s Iraq disaster is

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The other day Governor Easley boasted North Carolina’s quarter-cent cut in the sales tax meant North Carolinians “will see their hard-earned tax dollars can stretch a bit further.” On Tuesday, he turned into the Grinch who stole Christmas and said

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Two years and one month from now, America will inaugurate a Democratic President. Why am I so certain? Reason No. 1: History. Since 1950, the Presidential party typically serves two – or one terms – and then is kicked out:

Posted in: National Democrats
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I was struggling to grasp two developments in Washington last week: The gay daughter of the Vice President of an anti-gay administration – along with her lesbian partner – will be a mother soon. Bless her. That Vice President hailed

Posted in: General
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The Iraq Study Commission’s hinting we need a grand diplomatic strategy, involving Iran and Syria, to get us out of the war in Iraq. But it’s hard to believe we’re going to talk our way out of this mess. The

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It comes as a shock but waste dumps can be built in North Carolina without an environmental study to determine the potential harm when they are put in flood plains or near a water supplies. The Environmental Review Commission (which

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This is a peculiar twist. The ACLU and anti-torture activists want the Governor, the Attorney General and just about everyone else – including the Johnston County Commissioners – to investigate Smithfield based Aero Contractors, which provides charter flights to the

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No, it’s not George Bush. Not even Dick Cheney. Or Harry Reid. Or a woman – Nancy Pelosi. How about Mike Rounds? Who? Rounds is the Republican Governor of South Dakota. He could end up with the power to put

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