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A long-time friend of Governor Mike Easley once told me that – whatever else you say about him – Easley is a master of messaging. Senator Dole learned that this week. Easley dropped a well-timed bomb on Dole. He hit

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Fred Smith’s clumsy play for the home-school crowd may be good Republican primary politics. But it’s Exhibit A for why Democrats will hold onto the Governor’s Office in 2008. In the three gubernatorial elections Republicans have won, their candidates ran

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Bill Graham, the trial lawyer running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has a loose grasp of North Carolina political history. Of course, why would a good trial lawyer let the facts keep him from scaring the GOP jury with the

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Democrats asked the Attorney-General-hopeful-to-be Michael Mukasey a simple question: Do you think water-boarding is legal? That’s relevant. Timely. And important in the war on terrorism. And Mukasey wouldn’t give a straight answer. He wants to be in charge of enforcing

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You can call it the Land Transfer Tax. You can call it the Home Tax. Or you can just call it a dead duck. When an idea gets overwhelmingly rejected in 16 counties, as the home-sale tax did last Tuesday,

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After the federal Department of Transportation killed Mayor Meeker’s Triangle Transit Authority’s plan to spend a billion dollars to build lite-rail (because too few people would ride it) taxpayers heaved a sigh of relief. But the TTA didn’t fade quietly

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The liberal-anti-growth-activists at WakeUpWake had an interesting election day. And a wake up call. WakeUpWake’s been vociferously urging voters to 1) elect candidates who oppose growth and 2) support ‘transfer taxes’ (taxing property sales) to pay for growth. Voters, apparently,

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This week’s elections in Virginia and Kentucky should be encouraging for North Carolina Democrats. Kentucky threw out a Republican incumbent and elected a Democratic governor. Of course, that can be blamed on the incumbent’s scandals. But also, Virginia elected a

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This week’s elections in Virginia and Kentucky should be encouraging for North Carolina Democrats. Kentucky threw out a Republican incumbent and elected a Democratic governor. Of course, that can be blamed on the incumbent’s scandals. But also, Virginia elected a

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In last week’s Democratic debate John Edwards turned to Hillary, lifted his chin, and stated, ‘Unless I missed something, Senator Clinton just said two different things in two minutes.’ At that moment the pot called the kettle black. Senator Clinton

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