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#NCGA: Rep. Hastings, getting an education on Facebook

I cut my cable TV cord six years ago.  And I haven’t missed it a bit.  Thanks to my Internet thingie (and my army of moles) I stay on top of the issues of the day.  You would hope that our elected officials — who…

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#ncga: Religious Freedom cojones-check time. (McCrory? Nope. Forest? Yep. Moore? No. Berger? Um, May-be.)

The drive-by media are becoming quite proficient at fake news.  They’ve created crises out of thin air in Ferguson, Missouri; the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case in Florida; the so-called loose cigarettes chokehold case in Staten Island, NY; the police van death recently in Baltimore; the…

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#ncga: McCrory, Moore and the “manufactured” threat to religious liberty

Our Republican governor made it clear he is thoroughly unimpressed about the current debate on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Gov. Pat McCrory appeared on WFNC radio in Fayetteville Thursday morning and reiterated his effort to prevent North Carolina from being swept into the political…

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RFRA: An opportunity for Mark Harris?

It’s been a long while since we heard from the Baptist preacher from Charlotte.  Harris jumped into the 2014 GOP primary for US Senate appealing to religious conservatives and Tea Partiers.  Some saw him as a stalking horse meant to split the Tea Party vote…

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#ncga: A hearing for medical marijuana, but NOT for protecting religious freedom.

Our baby-faced House speaker appears to be caving to the drive-by hysteria on North Carolina’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  (Never mind that nearly three dozen states have already passed identical versions, or are in the process of doing so.  Never mind that Ted Kennedy…

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#ncga: Mars Attacks! (Again, *SIGH*)

The last we heard from state Rep. Graig Meyer, a visitor from the planet Mars currently representing the Chapel Hill area in the NC House, he was bemoaning the fact that he is cursed to live life as a white man.  Now, he’s popped his…