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Want to see how important North Carolina will be in the 2012 presidential race? Read this New York Times dive into how the Obama Administration backed down on tougher smog-ozone standards.   Especially this: “One of the strongest appeals (against

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Brutal jailers locked mentally ill prisoners in ‘isolation cells,’ took their clothes and mattresses, and left them to sleep naked on the concrete floor – it sounds like a prison in Bangkok or Rangoon only it didn’t happen in Bangkok

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Democratic oppo researchers should be reveling in what Dome called Pat McCrory’s “shout out” to Heather Lusordo:   “I just think unwarranted personal attacks against you hurt our democratic system. I feel for your and your family for what you

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Today’s N&O story (“Data show fewer state layoffs”) puts pressure on Governor Perdue and legislative Democrats to show they weren’t crying wolf about Republican budget cuts.    Republicans sounded delighted with the report that 1,630 people have been laid off:

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Thanks to encouragement from my young mentors Nation Hahn and Luther Snyder – a Democrat and a Republican – I’m on Twitter now.   Here’s the link.  Follow me (I’m advised to say) @jgaryp. Follow Nathan and Luther, too. Follow

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There’s something about Mitt Romney that Republicans just can’t love. Their nomination fight is a series of anti-Mitts rising in the polls, then self-destructing.   First there was Michelle Bachmann. She scared everybody. Then Rick Perry. But he can’t even

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Here’s an interesting twist on the Wake school board outcome.   A Republican friend (not the same one who contributed the item below; I actually have many Republican friends) says Ron Margiotta was an unintended victim of the Republican-run school

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A Republican friend in Wake County offers this take on last week’s election:   “The Republicans were doomed from the start on this election for school board. It was over before it started.    “Definitely they earned an ‘F’ in

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This Veterans Day, I salute my stepfather, Joe Dickerson of Murfreesboro, N.C.   Joe was a country kid who had never been farther than Richmond when the Army shipped him to England to train for D-Day. He was in the

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A TAPster says Rep. Nelson Dollar this week in effect admitted that Governor Perdue was right about Medicaid:   “Republicans in the General Assembly finally acknowledged their mistakes in the DHHS budget on Tuesday. Now they should reverse the damage

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