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08

I may get drummed out of the Republican Party and have my conservative epaulets striped off (and I’ve got several old friends who may not speak to me for years) for this but I second Gary’s praise of John Drescher.

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08

A year from now, we’ll be analyzing who won and why. So here’s my crystal ball: President America has its first woman President. And Hillary’s running mate, Evan Bayh, is poised to become in 2016 the first President in 24

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07

The other day I found this comment one fellow posted on a blog to support his candidate for President: He has never voted to raise taxes. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget. He has never voted for a

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07

Both the pro-growth forces and the slow-growth forces are celebrating in North Carolina after Tuesday’s elections. The pro-growthers – say, Tim Kent of the N.C. Association of Realtors – are celebrating that the “property-transfer tax” (the “home tax”) got slaughtered

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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07

This tells you everything you need to know about Congress. The House couldn’t override President Bush’s veto of the children’s health-insurance bill. But it’s about to override another Bush veto – of a bill that clearly is nearer and dearer

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07

John Edwards and Barack Obama double-teamed Hillary Clinton at last week’s Democratic debate. Hillary’s resulting stumble could turn the Democratic coronation into a contest. Edwards, as he has throughout the campaign, was Mister Hot. He focused on Hillary the courtroom

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06

When you’re in a hole, the first rule is: Stop digging. But Beverly Perdue’s campaign is digging a deeper hole every week. I sound like a broken record about this. But her campaign looks broken. The News & Observer found

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05

Every campaign, some fool candidate promises to campaign in all 100 counties. Every time, I say: You’re crazy. This year, GOP gubernatorial candidate Fred Smith and Democratic Senate hopeful Jim Neal are drinking the 100-county Kool Aid. I’d like to

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02

This could go down as the week the Democratic presidential race turned against Hillary Clinton. She was everybody’s favorite target in the Democratic debate. She was panned for her performance. She confused everybody with her position on licenses for illegal

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02

John Edwards has been counting on Iowa to be the spring-board for his Presidential campaign. He’s led there all year. But, last week, without warning the Presidential quicksand shifted beneath his feet. He plummeted from first place to third, dropping

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