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When Ken Lewis entered the U.S. Senate race, he had a good story about his family’s rise from slavery and the farm. The N&O said he “vowed to support policies that would help other families pursue the American dream.”  

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I’ve been chosen – according to the official-looking letter – to be part of the 2009 Congressional District Census!   And to whom do I owe this honor?   Michael Steele, chairman of the national Republican Party.   His letter

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Some Democrats will no doubt grumble about Erskine Bowles joining ex-foe Senator Richard Burr’s economic-development summit.   Burr no doubt welcomes the bipartisan image as he begins his reelection campaign.   Bowles no doubt would tell critics he’ll work with

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Thirty years before Governor Perdue’s trip to Asia, I went with Governor Hunt on the first trip by a North Carolina governor to China.   That was not long after the fall of the Gang of Four. We saw “Democracy

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Last January Governor Perdue decided to climb out on a limb and appointed a health care lobbyist, Lanier Cansler, head of state health care programs.   Of course, Secretary Cansler came into office with a welter of conflicts of interest.

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It’s scary when Carter and I agree. But he’s right about Afghanistan (see his blog below).   President Obama can start earning that Nobel Prize by vetoing General McChrystal’s request for 40,000 more soldiers.   History teaches us to respect

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Governor Perdue is getting some criticism for going to China and Japan during a budget crisis.   The criticism is short-sighted.   In a global economy – especially in these economic times – a governor needs to be going around

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We Republicans are dreaming the Grand Political Gift is about to fall into our laps – at last an election is at hand where the national political tides are flowing deep and strong in our favor.   The odd thing

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Even liberal pundits criticize the Obama White House for dissing Fox News. They say the President and his team should deal with anybody – even the devil.   I disagree.   In politics, it helps to have the right enemy.

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A Raleigh wag suggests the perfect PR move for John Edwards:   “Dancing With the Stars.”

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