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NC-03: Is that sulphur I smell?

  I knew that the wide-open opportunity in this congressional race would be too much for NCGOPe uber-consultants Dee Stewart and Paul Shumaker to pass up. All sorts of indicators are telling me that this duo  are beating the bushes to get former state senator…

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Some needed corrections for The NC Department of Corrections

State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-Wilmington) has pointed out something that should have all Tar Heel State residents concerned: There are 149 convicted criminals who are supposed to be serving their time in North Carolina prisons, but get to go home for weekend visits. These defendants…

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A Carolina horror story: re-aligning the SBI

I don’t understand what has people — who don’t have a political allegiance aligned with that of Attorney General Roy Cooper — all shaken up about realigning the SBI into the Department of Public Safety.  TONS of other states have a state police force under…

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Thom Goolsby’s RJA repeal is pure common-sense. PASS IT! SIGN IT! MAKE IT SO!

  State senator Thom Goolsby’s  (R-Wilmington)  bill to repeal the grossly-misnamed Racial Justice Act has cleared its first hurdle.  It passed a Senate committee today. The RJA  — passed by a Democrat majority on Jones Street — allows inmates on death row to have their sentences…

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Kudos to Goolsby on Racial Justice Act

      While the state House leadership is talking about watering stuff down, slowing things down, appeasing the Democrats to “get stuff done,”  at least one state Senator is out there slugging away on behalf of principle and DOING THE RIGHT THING. Senator Thom…

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Campaign 2012: What’s cooking in Deb Butler’s kitchen?

        *I am sure that the voters of one New Hanover County-based state senate district were looking for a deep, detailed discussion of gynecological practices during this campaign season.* During the evening news, Democrat Deb Butler has been introducing area voters to…