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Every now and then you read a sentence that hits you like a hammer. So it was the other day when I thumbed through the April 17 Newsweek, which I hadn’t picked up in many moons.   I chanced upon

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The N&O front page today showed how Republicans are frittering away their once-in-a-blue-moon political advantage.   The more they talk about Obama’s birth certificate and the threat of Shariah law in America, the less they can take advantage of his

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A TAPster notes that the House’s proposed budget includes a provision that would direct the Department of Administration to look into selling “state-owned land, buildings, and other assets that are unused, underused, or do not involve a core function of

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An active Raleigh Democrat and TAPster reports “there is quite a flap among the local Dems” over reports that outgoing Mayor Charles Meeker will back Nancy McFarlane, because she reportedly is registered as unaffiliated.  But our source adds, “Apparently McFarlane’s

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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A TAPster found the nuggets below in Public Policy Polling’s crosstabs on 2010 Governor’s race between Pat McCrory and Bev Perdue.  They illustrate the challenge the Governor faces. 29% of self-identified President Obama voters disapprove of Governor Perdue’s job performance

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Suddenly I feel for Responsible Republicans.   There is such a breed. I know some of them personally. Some of my best friends are Republicans!   They’re more conservative than I am – on most things. But they’re responsible people.

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Well, Gary, at least no one can say we’ve gotten more close minded as we’ve gotten older: Here you are (Putting Pocketbooks First – below) saying Republican Representative and lawyer Leo Daughtry voted against ‘Med-Mal Caps’ to protect his own

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Have you noticed that, since Anthony Tata became Wake schools superintendent, the decibel level has dropped dramatically?   Has he muzzled the school board? Put them in detention? Resorted to corporal punishment?   Whatever his abilities as a superintendent, Tata

Posted in: General, Raleigh
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Jack Betts writes that Republicans in the legislature are about to “blow it.”Mark Binker writes that – despite promises of bipartisan cooperation – “the state’s chief executive and top lawmakers are at loggerheads.”   Is anybody surprised?   Of course

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Republican House Leader Skip Stam, according to the newspaper, has introduced a new law limiting how much corporations with state contracts can give to politicians who grant the contracts. Surely a step in the right direction.   But, that said,

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