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The Republican Party is seeing exactly the same thing in its primaries this year that the Democratic Party saw in its presidential primaries in 2008.   An inexperienced, untested and nearly unknown upstart challenges a pillar of the party’s political establishment.

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The breakfast conversation the other day was about what happens with the state budget next year if Republicans win the state House or Senate this year.   They won’t raise taxes. So they’ll have to cut $3 billion or so

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The 9/11 rallies and replays this weekend were a reminder of how X Factors can scramble our lives – and politics.   Nine years and three days ago, George Bush was working hard to be the No Child Left Behind

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Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, said this week that the Times eventually will stop printing the paper and go totally on-line. Some say that could come as early as 2015.   Just shoot me now.   Not

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In PR it’s called “getting ahead of the story.”   Roy Cooper has tried it twice on the SBI story. Not happening. The N&O owns this story. Another Pulitzer is in sight. And today the N&O showed Cooper again that

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For a long time, I thought the main driver in this election was the rotten economy.   But the 2010 election instead may be all about the colossus who stands astride American politics today – for better and for worse:

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Here’re two peculiar examples of modern economic theory as practiced by the Obama Administration. Both have to do with the President spending ‘Stimulus Funds.’   Alcoa Corporation has a net worth of $12 billion. The Obama Administration gave it $13

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The other night at dinner a Democrat (who’s also a lawyer) started talking about growing up in a small town then stopped in mid-sentence and said, You know, that world no longer exists; then, a few mornings later in the

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Democrats remind me of my friends on the Outer Banks last week: battening down, nervously watching the approaching storm and hoping it turns out to be a Category 1 that spares the house – and the Senate.   There are

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 In a recent blog, Carter posed some lofty questions to me about religion, like: Are all religions equal? Is Islam a violent religion? And so forth.   I’ve pondered posting some lofty thoughts that might help our readers in their

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