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Do you remember in high school when we selected all those senior superlatives? We wondered all year who would make the list of the best this or the most that. Everyone secretly longed to be chosen for the superlative list. I say we should each … more
Once again, North Carolina made national news and once again, it wasn’t favorable. For a while it appeared our state was ready to rid itself of all the negative publicity, economic loss and rancor associated with House Bill 2, but at the end … more
RALEIGH — Precisely four times in modern North Carolina history, voters have elected a new governor or lieutenant governor of one party and legislative majorities of the other party. In all four instances, the legislature stripped the newly … more
What can Democrats look for Santa Claus to bring them this year? It has been a bleak holiday season so far. So maybe Santa could bring them something more than just lumps of coal that have already made their way into their stockings hung by … more
RALEIGH — Imagine that after years of bad cellphone service you changed providers three months ago and, now, once again face the old problems. Further imagine that when you complain customer service says, “Well, your old provider … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy continues to outperform the national and regional averages — which is one reason why, the results of the gubernatorial election notwithstanding, the state’s policy fundamentals are unlikely … more
I’d like to take a small survey of the readers of this column. It’s a simple question. How many of you believe in Santa Claus? If I were a betting man, I would wager not many of you are, for a few reasons. Most adults no longer … more
RALEIGH — When the 115th Congress convenes in early January, North Carolina’s delegation is poised to play a prominent role in charting a post-Obama course on a host of policy issues. As I’ve previously noted, Sen. Richard Burr … more
Although many of us have participated in polls recently, may I ask one more question? If you voted in one of the six races for seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, how did you choose? Based on the number of friends and … more
The most important lawyer in modern North Carolina history finally has a biography. This week, UNC Press is releasing “Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights” by Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier. If you … more
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