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While Tillis panders on “price-gouging,” Locke’s Sanders makes A LOT of sense

    Everybody who has taken an economics class knows that when the supply of something is low, and demand is up,  the price generally goes UP.   But statists (and many a pandering politician) want to pile on the red tape and make the…

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A spending explosion on Capitol Hill

      Two trillion dollars.  That’s the price tag on the coronavirus relief bill that just moved its way through Congress.   It’s also roughly equal to HALF of the current federal budget.   On one hand,  you can argue that the wallets need…

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Tillis getting dragged into Burr mess?

    Believe it or not, the one who appears to be doing the dragging is a Republican congressman known as a solid conservative and rock-solid Trump loyalist on Capitol Hill:   […] On Friday, Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll sent a statement from Burr on…

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Turning up the heat on ‘Tricky Dick’

    Our senior senator —  a guy who has survived so many elections by people reassuring / saying to themselves “He’s better than Erskine Bowles / Elaine Marshall / Deborah Ross”  —  can’t seem to shake the scrutiny of his investment practices, which are being…

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What IF Richard Burr’s Senate seat were to become vacant?

  With various folks in the conservative media calling for our senior senator’s resignation and prosecution for insider trading,  all kinds of questions are being raised.  One big one for politicos appears to be:  What happens if Burr resigns or is removed from his seat?…

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Tucker Carlson: Richard Burr must resign, face prosecution

  Another powerful voice on the right is expressing disdain and disgust with our senior US senator:   Thursday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson called on Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign after reports show he sold off hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock…

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#ncpol: Did Richard Burr get RICHer thanks to inside info on the coronavirus?

    Some are out there making the case:   Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between…

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CEO, Thom Tillis hit by same, um, “disease”

    Those of you with great memories — like us — will remember way back in 2014 when US senator Thom Tillis was busted for trying to mislead us on where he went to college.  All kinds of documentation, including the then-House speaker’s official…

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Wednesday Morning Quarterback

  Well, the smoke has cleared.  The damage has been done.  Some people have celebrated.  Some are sobbing pitifully.  We’d like to take a few moments to recap Tuesday’s action and talk about what it may or may not mean for the future:   PRESIDENT:…

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NC-11: Still looking like Bennett v. Davis (But Driscoll on the rise?)

  The race to succeed Mark Meadows in the 11th district out west has been rough-and-tumble (to say the least).  A gaggle of Republicans piled into the primary to try and succeed Mark Meadows — the conservative hero and Trump confidante.  Meadows is retiring at…