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Where do progressives go from here?

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DAVID ZONDERMAN Guest Columnist We have been somewhere near here before — Reagan in the 1980’s, Bush the Second in the 2000’s. Donald Trump is certainly more crude and cruel than these past presidents, but he is also far less ideological. He has no apparent core values so who knows…

State to resolve key issues

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist It is too early to tell at this writing whether Roy Cooper’s slim election night lead over Pat McCrory will hold after the remaining ballots are counted, all ballots are recounted, and all potential legal matters are resolved. Indeed, it’s too early to tell at this…

Obama and Trump

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The “photo op” didn’t last long. Donald Trump had come to the Oval Office to meet President Obama and get acquainted. Trump noted as cameras of the Washington press corps whirred and clicked that the meeting they held in private lasted longer than he expected, and that he hoped to…

A break in the conservative revolution?

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ROBB CHRISTENSEN Syndicated Columnist North Carolina Democrats may be on the verge of becoming relevant again. The Democrats have had a diminishing voice in Raleigh since Republicans won control of the legislature in the Tea-Party inspired GOP landslide in 2010. In recent years, the Democrats have often been relegated to…

The future of liberty in Lincoln County

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NIC HAAG Guest Columnist Election season is over, our new leaders have been elected and we are now at their whims as to what our future will look like. There are a few bright spots and a few darks spot. The primary political philosophy of the Libertarian Party includes fewer…

Inmates and mental illness

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The last place a person with mental illness needs to be is in jail. A national initiative being honed in Forsyth County should make a difference. We’ve known for some time that our jails receive far too many inmates who suffer from mental illness or problems related to their mental…

The future of liberty in Lincoln County

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  NIC HAAG Guest Columnist Election season is over, our new leaders have been elected and we are now at their whims as to what our future will look like. There are a few bright spots and a few darks spot. The primary political philosophy of the Libertarian Party includes…

Weak governor trend likely to continue

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PAUL T. O’CONNOR Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — Although we can’t be certain who our next governor will be, we can be relatively certain that, for the fifth consecutive four-year term, our governor will be weak. At this writing, Attorney General Roy Cooper leads Gov. Pat McCrory by almost 5,000 votes.…

General Assembly balance of power

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DAN BOYLAN Syndicated Columnist After maintaining their veto-proof majorities in the General Assembly during last week’s elections, Republican leaders look to continue what they see as their push toward greater fiscal responsibility and less government interference. But first, North Carolina needs a governor. The week ended with a governor’s race…

Voters send clear tax message

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist When North Carolina voters in 17 counties cast their ballots this year, they had the option of voting “yes” or “no” for proposed increases in local sales or property taxes. In effect, however, voters in all 100 counties got their say on tax policy. The message…