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#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music: There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November —…

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A dingbat apologizes for history.

Leftists are great at apologizing for — and demanding apologies for — stuff that neither we nor they had anything to do with.  Here comes one more giving it the ol’ college try: On the University of North Carolina’s 225th birthday Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt…

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#ncpol: The Amendments

There’s been quite a hullaballoo about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Hysterical ads attacking the amendments are popping up all over TV and radio like weeds. We’ve taken a cursory look at them.  Some seem pretty important.  Some, NOT SO.  Here’s…

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#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls….

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Anita Earls & “Racial Justice”

The General Assembly passed an atrocity called The Racial Justice Act in 2009. It allowed for a number of inmate death sentences to be thrown out because a defendant “of color” was sentenced to death by a jury that some people thought did not have…

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#ncga: Pasquotank voter hits Bob Steinburg with TWO ethics complaints

State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan), currently running for state senate, has been quite a frequent target for this site.  From his foul-mouthed voicemail, to his per diem reimbursements, to his indicted top aide, to his sketchy basketball tournament deal with Currituck County, ol’ Bob has…

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#ncga: Aaaaaaaaand HERE come the skeletons!

Here we are, less than a week before early voting,  and all kinds of folks’ dirty laundry is coming over the transom.  (I think I am going to have to bring on a few interns to help weed through all this.) Let’s get started with…

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#nc-09: Um, oh yeah — RACISM !!!!!

I was wondering how long it would take to get here: So, the snide, snobby vegan metrosexual who runs the failing Charlotte Observer’s op-ed page is showing us how brave he is by trashing two dead guys while smearing ONE live Republican candidate.  (And his…

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#ncpol: NCGOP still fumbling & bumbling NC Supreme Court race

Spectrum News just released a poll: Granted, it’s registered voters and not likely voters. But it does fall in line with previous info we’ve seen.  Earls’s lead is clearly outside the margin of error.  Even if Jackson scoops up ALL the undecideds, it’s not enough…

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#ncga: Speaker Timmy getting inspected by the SBI

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The NCGOP doesn’t have a brand problem.  It has a leadership (er, lack of) problem. Too many of the most party’s most prominent, public faces keep painting themselves into embarrassing or ethically-dubious situations. These folks are…