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Three Republican legislators have a remedy to the scandals in the State House. Representative Nelson Dollar, Paul Stam and Russell Capps say each party’s Caucus should appoint its members of House Committees. That the Democratic Caucus should appoint the Democrat

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I mentioned Raleigh writer-activist Bob Geary in an earlier post. And he’s been kind enough to read and comment on our blogs. Bob has done something I admire. He started out as a newspaper reporter – for the Independent Weekly.

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The News and Observer (4-4-06) reports the ‘buzz’ in Washington is that John Edwards is running second in the Democratic race for President – behind Hillary Clinton. According to the Washington Newsletter Hotline, Edwards is “the only major candidate who

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The current debate in Raleigh over higher impact fees reminds of a political-consultant friend who liked to tweak his politician clients. When the politicians agonized about whether to support any tax increases, my friend would suggest – with a straight

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Last year, Democrat leaders in the General Assembly put $400,000 in the budget to give to the Sparta Teapot Museum. Earlier the foundation they (Mike Easley, Mark Basnight and Jim Black) appointed to give out the tobacco settlement money gave

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Three Republican House members from Wake County waxed indignant this week about Speaker Jim Black. According to The News & Observer, the Three Musketeers “rolled out a list of reforms Wednesday that they say would limit the speaker’s power and

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Some supporters of the Wake County school bonds are unhappy with my blog – which was reprinted in The News & Observer Sunday – saying the bond issue is dead with the voters. I’m not their problem. Their problem is

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“The Democratic Party is focused on filling the void of moral leadership in America.” – John EdwardsNews and Observer The question, when a politician starts talking about morality, should be – is his real interest morality or politics? If the

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The McClatchey chain, which bought The News & Observer from the Daniels family some years back, now has bought the entire Knight-Ridder chain. Knight-Ridder’s biggest paper in North Carolina is The Charlotte Observer. As they always do, the corporate execs

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“The Democratic Party is focused on filling the void of moral leadership in America.” – John EdwardsNews and Observer The question, when a politician starts talking about morality, should be – is his real interest morality or politics? If the

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