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Republicans remind me of Barack Obama.   After the 2008 election, Obama wasn’t going to restrict himself to rescuing the economy from a depression. He was also going to reform health care, re-regulate business and Wall Street, save the planet

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Governor Perdue must be happy. She’s had a hard two years but she’s finally gotten a break. Two of them.   Her stand to extend the ‘temporary’ sales tax increase (in order to lessen spending cuts) has turned out to

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A long-time friend and supporter of Governor Perdue said something surprising the other day: She might decide not to run again.   Like everybody else, I’ve assumed that Perdue – like Governors Hunt, Martin and Easley – would automatically seek

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Over the last three years Wall Street has taken it on the chin – what with bank bailouts and corporate subsidies and Stimulus Bills corporate America has become about as popular as, well, politicians. In fact, a recent Gallup poll

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Limiting jury verdicts for the Medical Society, legalizing negligence in the emergency room for the Hospital Association, cutting worker’s compensation for the Chamber of Commerce – business is having a field day like it never had before in the legislature.

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Here’s an interesting rumor a reader passes on:   “Heard that the board of the state ports authority approved 6 percent raises for senior staffers that was quashed by governor’s office.”   Earth to ports.   As the ad says:

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Having gotten his bill for the Medical Society to “cap” jury awards in malpractice lawsuits rolling, Senator Bob Rucho now has his sights set on getting his friends at the Hospital Association immunity when they commit malpractice in the emergency

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Up in Washington there’s a big rhubarb going on over Republicans cutting $60 billion in government spending.   ‘Heaven forbid,’ the newspapers are reporting, ‘workers will have to be furloughed.’   ‘Horror of horrors,’ the editorialists add, ‘the government may

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With her right hand, Governor Perdue has to deal with the Republican legislature and a Republican challenger next year. Now she may have to put her left hand to work.   The buzz on the left – what Howard Dean

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