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RALEIGH — If you are disappointed in the course of the 2016 campaigns so far, you are hardly alone. Large and increasing percentages of voters say they are, too. In my mind, the overarching issue of the 2016 election ought to be fiscal … more
RALEIGH — My boss is awesome. He’s a loyal and devoted family man and employee. He edits my stories and columns flawlessly every time. He can run a 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and dunk a basketball from the free-throw line. He’s … more
RALEIGH — As the big business objections to House Bill 2 roll in, you have to wonder what the state’s top economic developers think about the legislation sparking debate across the country. So far, they’ve been pretty darn quiet. … more
RALEIGH — President Barack Obama’s job-approval rating has risen over the past two months. I think I know the reason why — and North Carolina politicians should take note of it. First the numbers. If you look at the historical data … more
RALEIGH — The mission of the N.C. Department of Transportation is “connecting people, products and places safely and efficiently with customer focus, accountability and environmental sensitivity to enhance the economy and vitality of … more
RALEIGH — Last week’s special legislative session was about bathrooms and safety and gay and lesbian and transgender rights. But in the big picture, it was about power. And right now, General Assembly Republicans hold all of it in the … more
RALEIGH — Do you wonder why political adversaries seem so often to talk past each other rather than engage in useful debate? One reason is that, in many cases, they really aren’t talking about the same things. Consider two issues drawing … more
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