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Reverend William Barber went down to the newspaper and sat down with Ned Barnett to have a chat about the state’s soul.   Now the main problem with the state spiritually, according to Reverend Barber, is Republicans. He’s thundered from

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Once when Democratic County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward was in the hospital she asked the Republican Commissioners to allow her to participate in a board meeting by phone – but the Republicans said no.   Another time, in the middle

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Sunday morning, Joe Neff’s story ran on Page 1A of the N&O. Tuesday at 2 pm, Dana Cope held a 90-second news conference (no questions, please) to resign.   As WRAL’s Laura Leslie said on Facebook, “Well, that was quick.”

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When people ask, “What are we going to do about the North Carolina Democratic Party?” there’s a temptation to say, “Not a damned thing. Let those people fight each other while the rest of us fight the Republicans.”   But

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One number jumps out of Public Policy Polling’s latest survey of the 2016 Governor’s race: 48. That’s the percentage of Independents who disapprove of Governor McCrory’s job performance. Only 32 percent approve.   McCrory leads Roy Cooper among all voters

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Not long ago, I blogged that Democrats in the legislature should help Governor McCrory expand Medicaid (“Pass McCroryCare”). With Democratic votes and some Republicans, McCrory could overcome opposition from the legislative leadership.   But a Raleigh group called the Carolina

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There’s good news and there’s bad news about the true state of the N.C. Democratic Party.   The bad news is that the actual financial situation is worse than it looks. Much of the $42,700 that the party has on

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Is there something in the water in Chapel Hill that keeps University big shots from giving straight answers? The same lockjaw that keeps the UNC-CH athletic-academic scandal on the front pages has now spread to the Board of Governors.  

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Has Rep. Paul Tine found the promised land – or no man’s land?   Tine, who was elected twice as a Democrat, says he can help his district by switching to unaffiliated and caucusing with House Republicans.   But will

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Here’s an idea for Democratic legislators, one that could be good politics and good for North Carolina: Help Governor McCrory pass his plan for Medicaid expansion.   After meeting with President Obama at the White House last week, McCrory said

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