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With the exception of John Edwards in 1998, Democrats have lost every U.S. Senate race in North Carolina since 1986. That’s one win, five losses. Not very encouraging. But the climate may be changing. Especially if you pay attention to

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North Carolina has a new “Ethics Commission” to clean up the corruption in Raleigh. But guess who appointed its members? The same people who’ve been in charge all along. Governor Easley, who according to the press just enjoyed a $650,000

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Years ago, when I was young enough to be drafted, I supported an idea called “Vietnamization” which is all but forgotten today. Vietnamization was President Nixon’s plan, at the end of the Vietnam War, to make the South Vietnamese responsible

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In politics as in football, speed kills – the other guy. Today we see a dramatic example of how fast modern presidential campaigns have to move. Word is that four BIG states – California, Florida, Illinois and New Jersey –

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Pollster John McLaughlin – who’s a smart guy for a Republican – has an interesting theory about the 2008 presidential race. He calls it Bush-Clinton fatigue. After 20 years of Bush-Clinton-Bush; John thinks, Americans need a break. If true, that

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Beaten in Iraq and beaten at the polls, President Bush looked beaten in his speech last night. His Iraq policy is such a disaster – eight Republican Senators, including Virginia’s John Warner, have cut and run – that he was

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In the past the Mayor has pretty much had his own way on the City Council. It voted to fund his hotels, spend more on his convention center and to let him use tax-money to buy Dix Hill. But recently

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Our generals, like the good soldiers they are, are loyally fighting the war in Iraq with the weapons the politicians are giving them. But if those weapons are not sufficient, or, conversely, if sending 21,000 more men to Baghdad is

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The new Democrat choice for House Speaker, Joe Hackney, just inherited his first scandal. Two years ago Ms. Ann Lassiter, who headed the House page program, landed in hot water. First, in a lapse of judgment she has apologized for,

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It’s the season for hard hits – both in football and politics. Two political hits, in particular: A Washington Post story that John Edwards sold his D.C. mansion for $5.2 million to Paul and Terry Klaassen, “wealthy founders of the

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