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When you come back from overseas, you look at American politics with fresh eyes. The first thing that caught my eye was the stupid cap Donald Trump wears. That’s reason enough to disqualify him from the Presidency. He wears the stupid

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Here are a few things I saw and learned on a cruise from London to the Baltic Sea this month. Amsterdam: You can window-shop for sex and buy joints in “coffee houses.” Then, just a few blocks from the red-light

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Britain’s vote to get out of the EU sent tremors through the financial markets in London and New York – stocks plummeted, banks tottered, billionaires fled to high ground – and, in the meantime, reports of Donald Trump’s flagging fundraising

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Here’re the highlights of Pat and Roy’s first debate: Pat: I’m against Mental Health addiction. Roy: My mom taught me to love education. Roy again: Pat doesn’t do enough about mental health. Pat: The way Roy ran the crime lab

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A good friend got it right when he called to console me on the death of my sister, Cricket. He said, “The longer I live, the more I see there are two kinds of people in the world. There are

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It’s hard these days to tell who’s on top in the Governor’s race: One day one poll has Pat up. A few days later the same poll has Pat down. Then another poll – by Civitas or High Point University

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Here’s one reason it looks like Donald Trump may cause Republicans heartburn this fall: 30% of the voters in North Carolina almost always vote for the Republican candidate and 35% almost always vote Democratic. Conservative Rural Democrats are the first

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Maybe it’s just an odd coincidence but two ‘Independent’ candidates are running and two more are on the cusp of qualifying to run and every one of them is in a ‘safe’ Republican district. House Majority Leader Mike Hager already

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Senator Richard Burr’s campaign has a rare decorum: There’s been no name calling, no finger pointing and no rants which has to appeal to voters who’re fed up with politics. But sometimes your friends, meaning to be helpful, can land

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As Governor Hunt spoke about Barbara Buchanan during her memorial service this month, something he said took me back many years. And reminded me of a lesson that Barbara taught by example. Barbara was Hunt’s administrative assistant through his four

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