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Raleigh superhero Lil’ Josh, his sidekick AndyPaul KNOW smack

McClatchy’s Politifact gets presented as something serious and important, but usually ends up coming off like something dreamed up during one of Wayne Goodwin’s daily extended stints in the porcelain reading room. You can almost see Goodwin’s reading room masterpieces getting rushed STAT from the…

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Folwell gives state retirees early peek at benefits of Trump tax cut

Thanks to the work of North Carolina state treasurer Dale Folwell’s team, state government retirees will be some of the first to see the benefits of the tax cut recently approved by Congress: North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, announced today that January benefit…

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Monkey Business Report: Robeson County real estate edition

What would you say about someone who bought a piece of property (1) at TWICE the assessed tax value,  (2) that was $100K behind in property taxes, and (3) without having a clear use in mind for the property? You’d think they were either (a)…

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#ncga: Harry Brown for Congress ???

That’s the word on the street (at least the streets in the Third Congressional District).  I’ve heard from a number of movers and shakers in the 3rd district NCGOP who tell me they’ve heard from the North Carolina Senate Majority Leader and folks close to…

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Meet The New Boss, Same as the old boss …

The Round Rev has moved on to bigger and better things on  The Soros plantation.  The NC NAACP has a new screaming preacher heading things up, and The N&O is giddy with excitement: With the North Carolina General Assembly scheduled to open a special session…

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#ncga: Empower Women! (*By, um, running some women against some other INCUMBENT women?*)

The North Carolina Democrats and their minions in the driveby media are all over social media about all of the, um, ladies they have running for the NC House in  2018.  *That’ll fix those sexist pigs in power, right?* (Um, right?) Follow along with me…

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Hudson A-Okay with gun-grabber alliance

Richard Hudson — portrayed so aggressively as a friend of the 2nd amendment — is surprisingly not alarmed at the combining of his concealed carry reciprocity bill with a package favored by gun-grabbers: The first procedural vote on legislation combining a popular concealed carry reciprocity…

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The N&O and Dallas, sittin’ in a tree …

I have to say it’s quite unusual to see a Republican getting cuddly kid-gloves treatment from The N&O.  Richard Morgan got it — during his time as Jim Black’s co-conspirator in the NC House.  If you’re a Republican thumbing your nose at the platform and…

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#ncpol: Rabies tests on tap for NCPolicyWatch crew?

His buddy is moving on to bigger things. But Rob Schofield is still here, foaming at the mouth over a web site he helped put out of its misery: […] Art Pope’s Civitas Institute is out with another “you can’t make this stuff up” doozy…

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Government bullies and the First Amendment

When you take cash from the government at any level — even though they confiscated it from you and your friends and family initially — you should expect to be giving up SOME freedom. But two different cases here in North Carolina showcase government entities…