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“Employers must go where employees want to be” – Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.   Raleigh City Councilman Randy Stagner quoted that line this week. It sums up the challenge that Raleigh and all North Carolina face today under the

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Monday was a hard day for Reverend William Barber.   For months, Reverend Barber has been leading ‘crusades’ for the poor, the needy, against racism, and against Republicanism.   But Monday, the Civitas Institute put a dent in his image

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When Reverend William Barber steps up to a microphone wearing his vestments and clerical collar and lets fly with a haymaker calling Republicans immoral or characterizing Republican legislators as George Wallaces who want to turn back the clock to the

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Up in Virginia they’re locked into a donnybrook of a Governor’s race – the Republican candidate’s saying the Democratic candidate’s a hypocrite and a poor family man and a threat to every woman in Virginia (because of something he said

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Governor McCrory’s waffling on the abortion bill recalls the old mountaineer who listened to a slick politician give a long-winded, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand answer to a tough issue. Finally, the mountaineer demanded: “Son, are you fer it or agin’ it?”  

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Colon Willoughby, the District Attorney, is catching it from all sides.   Faced with the chore of prosecuting hundreds of ‘Moral Monday’ demonstrators, Willoughby suggested to the protestors they were wreaking more havoc on the Wake County Courts than on

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A TAPster offers an intriguing strategy for Democrats:   “Kay Hagan should run for governor.   “She should forget the US Senate, where nothing ever happens and there’s little chance to help her fellow North Carolinians, and come home. She

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In a sure sign of how much they fear her, Republicans suggest that Hillary Clinton would be too old – 69 in 2016 – to be President.   (Hey, 69 isn’t so old!)   “She’s been around since the ’70s,”

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Congressman George Holding richly deserves a second blog-whacking for this.   He wrote a letter to the N&O criticizing President Obama for spending tax money to go to Africa. (Why didn’t he criticize the President’s trip to Europe?)   Holding

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Since Republicans stuck abortion restrictions on a bill about Islamic law, why don’t they go ahead and make women wear veils, scarves and robes?   Apparently they’re inspired by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Now watch North Carolina women get fired

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