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Readers Forum for Oct. 10, 2011

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Candidate: Not on record about $2M I don’t know why I was so shocked to see such a dishonest and deceptive ad as the Republican party ran in the Lincoln Times-News on October 5. This is about as far from the truth as I have ever seen. As a candidate…

Columnist: Pope, state politics earn a big stage

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The big talk and news around the state capital this week was … the news. Or, maybe it wasn’t really news. The New Yorker magazine published an extensive spread on Republican Party activist/retail magnate/political financier Art Pope. The response from the Raleigh political crowd: “What, you’re paying attention to little…

Columnist: Winging along in my flying machine

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My last column found me at Lemoore Air Army Air Base in Fresno California where I was taking basic flight training during WWII. Fresno is in the beautiful San Joaquin valley and might be called the breadbasket of the state. The valley is home to lush farms that grow all…

Guest view: Gov. Perdue’s gaffe

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Most members of Congress care more about getting themselves re-elected than about doing the people’s work. They even play politics with disaster relief. It would be better for the country if they’d focus on getting the job done and forget about the next election. As we interpret her remarks to…

Editorial Cartoons 10-05-11

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Guest views: We killed executed man

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Anneliese McPhail’s son was killed in a Burger King parking lot in 1991. On Sept. 21, the state of Georgia finally killed the man who had been convicted of his murder. They killed Troy Davis. Or, rather, we did. It doesn’t matter that Davis died in Jackson, Ga., while most…

Columnist Scott Mooneyham: Perdue remark treated like a game

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Let me begin with a caveat: I agree with Bev Perdue. The country probably would be better off if U.S. House members — and state legislators, for that matter — were elected to four-year terms instead of two-year terms. In such a world, congressmen and legislators might spend at least…

Editorial Cartoons

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Columnist Mooneyham: No mysteries about unemployment, tax deficit

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Connie Wilson says there is “foot-dragging” going on. She may be right. Wilson is a former state legislator and lobbyist for a group of businesses called the Employers Coalition of North Carolina. The foot being dragged to which she referred can be found in the Department of Commerce. Earlier this…

Guest View: Billing Progress

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Power companies are full of can-do folks who take immense pride in the quality of their work. When it comes to nuclear operations, that quality is crucial — because nuclear plants, when things go haywire, can present challenges on a formidable scale. Not surprisingly, the public is touchy about nuclear…