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Meadows praised for standing strong against ObamaCare, RyanCare

Well, at least one member of our mediocre congressional delegation hasn’t sold out and surrendered: That NO is on RyanCare — the limp, weak, toothless GOPe attempt at tackling ObamaCare.  Meadows’s leadership at the helm of the House Freedom Caucus is earning him kudos from…

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The cry to “raise the age”

The John Locke Foundation and a bunch of leftists are leading the cry to convince the state of North Carolina to raise the age you can try kids as adults from 16 to 18. Supporters of this move are claiming that putting 16 and 17 year…

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

School funding: The never-ending sob story

In Moore County, as I am sure it is in your county, THIS story is getting way too old:  With Moore County Schools’ dire budgetary straits and ever-stricter state mandates threatening arts programs and athletics, parents and teachers are circling the wagons.[…]  Notice how the…

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Gov. Pat: The Sequel ????

I have picked up some pretty high-level, credible chatter from sources talking up a 2020 rematch for governor between Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory.  Team McCrory cites the relative closeness of the 2016 race as the biggest reason their guy ought to get another crack…

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What’s that I hear? (A bombshell?)

We have had something quite interesting dropped in our lap by some folks in some very interesting quarters. IF it holds up to its advance billing, it should –upon its appearance on our front page – ruin Governor Cooper’s first days in office and quite possibly…

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#ncpol: Laws like NC’s preempting local ordinances growing in popularity nationally

The latest level of nonsense from the Jim Goodmon-George Soros commie axis of evil tries to paint North Carolina as near-fascist for unreasonably clamping down on local governments.  Here was our favorite lawyer sticking a fork in that nonsense.    Here’s our second favorite lawyer…

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Apparently, The drivebys STILL don’t GET Google ads.

The crusade against ‘fake news” rages on.  Question:  WRAL’s Binky — Raleigh’s very own Ted Baxter — reported a few years back that the late senator Martin Nesbitt called former DHHS head Aldona Wos a “witch.”   (Quite a hubbub went on as a result of that story.)…

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#ncga: In planning for 2017, harken back to the 80s

Yes, it was a good decade.  I was a rookie in the political game.  Republicans won the lieutenant governship, governorship, and president.  The Reagan Revolution — we thought — was being extended by four years in Washington.  And Jesse Helms and John East were making…

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McClatchy goes dumpster-diving over at IndyWeek

  Followers of all things NCGA know McClatchy’s Insider publication well.  It focuses quite a bit on the goings-on around Jones Street.  Pat Gannon did a great job over there covering the, um. “honorables.” Now that he’s moved over to the state board of elections,…

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#ncpol: ‘Occupy Elaine’ & co. aiding pro-Hillary electoral college coup attempt?

Apparently, Elaine Marshall’s office thinks I am a presidential elector.  (One of the secretary of state’s duties is to oversee our state’s participation in The Electoral College. )  I’m getting email from those folks: […] Sent: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 3:25 pm Subject: The Secretary…