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Governor Easley told top newspaper editors in a meeting with the leaders of the NC Press Association that the flap over his aides ordering state public information officers to delete e-mails “should never have happened.” (Earlier, he – or his

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According to the newspaper last Monday morning a sexual revolution is underway in China. Quote: ‘The simple but tidy rooms in the no-tell hotels in the Beijing University district pulsate with sex.’ Now, there are a billion people in China.

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It’s hard not to like Mike Easley. The Governor is personable. Charming. Doesn’t have the vice of taking himself too seriously (unlike most politicians). And has a fine-honed sense of humor. But, oddly, at times, he acts as if he

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The “butterfly effect” of chaos theory – “a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil and a hurricane hits Florida” – applies to politics as well. This year it is the “Tina Fey Effect.” That is, the Democratic presidential race remains

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Imagine this: Barack Obama and John McCain are debating in October. Senator McCain says: ‘As I said at the time, early in the war we made mistakes in Iraq. But we’ve learned. We’re on the right track. The surge is

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North Carolina chicken king Edgar Marvin Johnson must feel like he’s been tarred and feathered by The Charlotte Observer. If the Observer’s reports are correct it’s hard to imagine even Johnson’s own mother buying a chicken from his House of

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Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker’s close amigo City Councilman Thomas Crowder has a plan to raise ‘Impact Fees’ – and it should warm the hearts of the Mayor’s developer-contributors downtown. Instead of raising the fees (taxes) on everyone Crowder wants a

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When Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary, he announced it was a victory for change. If so, it appears while African-Americans were overwhelmingly for change, other Democrat voters were not – because 80% of the African-Americans voted for Obama,

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Now Beverly Perdue’s new TV ad talks about her support for Smart Start. I take great pride in this. Not that I had anything to do with Governor Hunt developing the program. But I did come up with the name.

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I can save the State of North Carolina $98,000. The state has given a contract that size to a consulting company “to conduct an in-depth review of the state Highway Patrol’s policies for hiring, training and promoting troopers.” Governor Easley

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