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Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team sure looked beaten when they went before the press to explain – and defend – their deal with President Bush and the Republicans on Iraq. It’s easy to see why: they had surrendered on

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It just seems like just yesterday that the newspapers reported the Democrats in Congress were about to pass legislation to let pharmacists and consumers buy prescription drugs in Canada. The pharmaceutical industry quashed that idea like a bug. It was

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Bush and Cheney claim that Democrats are playing politics with the war. I can understand. After all, they think the war is theirs to play politics with. That’s what they’ve done from the start. Click Here to discuss and comment

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After AG Roy Cooper’s announcement in the Duke case, I praised his performance – both here and in The News & Observer. So now I can take him to task. Roy, it was a mistake to go to the White

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States is not losing in Iraq. In that case, I’d hate to see losing. Click Here to discuss and comment on this and other articles in our Forum.

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After the Virginia Tech shootings, both sides of the gun-control issue lined up and took their usual firing positions. But don’t expect anything to happen. Why not? Just look at the Commonwealth of Virginia. And the Democratic Party. Democrats have

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The Don Imus and Duke lacrosse cases had three things in common: race, money and media frenzy. Imus had all three factors against him, so he lost. The Duke players had two with them: money and, in the end, media.

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Nancy Pelosi, who has been redefining women’s roles in politics, is now also redefining the government. Even during the darkest days of the Cold War, when Ronald Reagan and ‘Tip’ O’Neil were fighting tooth and toenail, Speaker O’Neil didn’t go

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An interesting fight is shaping up over real estate transfer taxes. It has implications for a lot of municipal elections this year, including Raleigh’s. Opponents – Realtors and homebuilders – label the idea the “home tax.” Their website – http://www.itsabadidea.org/

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It’s easy to understand President Bush’s stand on the war in Iraq. He says: Let’s fight it out until we win. It’s also easy to understand the anti-war Democrats’ stand. They say: The war is wrong. Let’s get out. Now.

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