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I don’t know why but I’ve become absorbed by the machinations of bureaucrats – it’s a bit like watching Alice in Wonderland: Down is up, and up is down.   Take hard work.   Businessmen work hard to get ahead.

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“A change is coming, and it’s blue.” That’s the conclusion of an op-ed that looked at why more young Americans are voting Democratic. And it was my conclusion after several hours at the College Democrats/Young Democrats convention in Greenville Saturday.

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Is our long national Obamacare binge winding down?   A veteran Raleigh operative said this week that the folks at home are getting tired of hearing about it. Coincidentally, a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that “just over half the

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About a month ago Greg Brannon, dead-set on getting elected to the Senate,  was trying to build momentum and gain ground on front-runner Thom Tillis then, out of a clear blue sky, two investors sued Brannon for flamoozling them out

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Thomas Mills at PoliticsNC riled up some Democrats when he questioned the strategy of going after the Koch brothers.   I have the same question. Is this a classic case of chasing the cape and missing the matador?   A

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Charlotte minister Mark Harris, who’s running for Senate, hit a rough patch when he released a poll showing him trailing Thom Tillis by 11 points – an inconvenient fact his political aide, Tom Perdue, brushed aside by saying, “The fact

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You couldn’t design a more perfect Democratic candidate for Wake County in 2014 than Sarah Crawford. Proven success in a professional career and in community service – check. Attended public schools and college here – check. Young mother with children

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Duke Energy and Duke basketball had a bad March. Duke basketball probably will come back sooner than Duke Energy.   Duke Energy knows it has a problem. The utility took out full-page newspaper ads Sunday – the classic corporate PR

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A federal criminal investigation. A massive, destructive spill. Deliberate pumping of bad stuff into water that people drink.   Is this a description of the current Duke Energy debacle? Or a preview of hydraulic fracking for natural gas in North

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Maybe it’ll be Charles Meeker. Or Nancy McFarlane. Or one of their successors. Whoever, a mayor of Raleigh will be Governor. And soon.   The Raleigh media market is huge, reaching maybe as much as 40 percent of the Democratic

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