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A shadowy terrorist group with Dark Ages savagery and Digital Age media savvy beheads two journalists and posts a video. So – 13 years to the day after 9/11 – we’re off to war!   Talking TV heads spin us

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When it comes to teacher pay, Republicans must feel like they’re pushing a truck up a hill with a rope.   Thom Tillis claims the legislature passed a 7 percent pay raise. Then Governor McCrory sends teachers a letter telling

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A TAPster unimpressed by the Hagan-Tillis debate says, “If you want to see a real debate, watch Jim Hunt debate Jesse Helms in 1984. That was like Ali and Frazier.”   Ah, take me back to those thrilling days 30

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Candidates and their advisers spend a lot of time during debate prep thinking about how to address their opponent, so it was no happenstance that Tillis called Hagan “Kay” and she called him “Speaker Tillis.”   Tillis didn’t want to

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The Senate race is all about sex. It is Supportive Mommy against Stern Daddy.   And the debate may make me amend my rule about how the most comfortable, confident and commanding person in the room always wins: Except when

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Several reporters have called to explore “what’s at stake” in tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and “what Hagan and Tillis have to do.”   Well, the answer is a lot simpler than we make it sometimes in politics.   The media

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A sharp-eyed TAPster thinks that Thom Tillis is stretching the truth (again) on his biography.   The TAPster notes that Tillis says in his new “Kitchen” ad: “I’ve been a paperboy, a short order cook, a warehouse clerk and eventually

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