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I’m always looking for something nice to say about a Republican. But Dan Forest? Sorry, I’ve got to do it.   Monday, I posted a blog (Let Teachers Teach) saying we should pay teachers $100,000 a year. Then, on Wednesday,

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No matter how many hours she works each day or how hard she tries Aldona Wos can’t seem to catch a break.   Almost as soon as she took her job (as Secretary of Health and Human Services) she got

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Governor McCrory has learned one thing about his new job: He’s not in Charlotte anymore, Toto. And he doesn’t like it.   At a news conference, the Governor vented thinly veiled frustration at how politics is played in Raleigh. WRAL

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It must be the Governor’s nightmare – opening the newspaper and seeing the acronym ‘DHHS.’   The other morning one headline roared DHHS (the Department of Health and Human Services) had hired another former campaign worker (not from his campaign

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A great investigative reporter once said, “DOT is God’s gift to investigative reporters.” Make way for DHHS.   Doesn’t anybody there realize how much political damage they are doing to Governor McCrory? Doesn’t anybody around the Governor? Or McCrory himself?

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A while back a candidate running for office for the first time sat down in my office and said, What should I do? and I said: Take a poll.   For a moment he didn’t say a word then he

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Carter made a great point in his blog about the McCrory TV ad. And he made a wonderful classical allusion that greatly elevated the intellectual level of this blog.   First, the allusion, “piling Pelion on Ossa.” It’s from Greek

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About the last thing on earth the Governor needed when he opened the newspaper the other morning was to read the Department of Health and Human Services had hired another former political campaign worker.   But it had.   Now

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“The problem with education policy is that it’s made by old white men who haven’t been in a classroom since college.” – A professor of education   For decades now, cycles of education “reform” have swept across America and North

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It’s hard to say exactly when the tide that landed Republicans in the soup began to whirl and eddy – maybe it was on Election Night, or when the legislature came to town, or when the Moral Monday demonstrations ignited

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