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If Democrats want to come back in North Carolina, they need to avoid their usual mistake of thinking it’s all about the issues.   It’s in Democrats’ DNA to do that. We’re issues people. We care a lot about things

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Carter likes to say that politics is an exercise in human folly and error. Both parties seem set on proving it in Washington.   A few weeks ago, President Obama’s job ratings fell when the news was focused on Syria.

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What’s the over/under on how many bad headlines and headaches will come from Governor McCrory’s plan to shift job recruitment from the N.C. Department of Commerce to a new “public-private nonprofit corporation”?   The N&O’s Rob Christensen reported that similar

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The judge, after I asked about Eric Holder’s lawsuit, grunted and said, Whatever gave you the idea that law and justice are the same thing – the law can be a darn peculiar beast.   Not long ago the Attorney

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We all are shocked – shocked, I say – that Governor McCrory and the Republican Party are putting political cronies in state jobs. Like that has never happened before.   I’m reminded of the Jim Hunt supporter who wanted to

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Republicans couldn’t defund Obamacare, and Democrats seemingly can’t defend it. Some states (where there’s competition) are seeing lower insurance rates, and some (where Republicans blocked competition) are having sticker shock.   Nobody understands what Obamacare is, but everybody understands a

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Matt Brown did what digital experts would run over their grandmothers to do. He got a half a million people to read his message, and it didn’t cost him a cent.   North Carolina politicians better take notice.   Think

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The Pachyderms, or Supreme Republican Leaders in Washington, have a natural animus to Democrats – but, these days, who they dislike even more is Ted Cruz and Tea Partiers.   It’s time Ted Cruz, one Pachyderm snorted in the newspaper,

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The Pachyderms, or Supreme Republican Leaders in Washington, have a natural animus to Democrats – but, these days, who they dislike even more is Ted Cruz and Tea Partiers.   It’s time Ted Cruz, one Pachyderm snorted in the newspaper,

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Roy Cooper has made strong moves to clear the 2016 Democratic primary field for Governor. But he also may be putting a big obstacle in his path.   The AG is adamant that he can go into court and defend

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