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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…

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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…

Guest view: Emergency state aid

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In difficult times, good neighbors help each other out. That has always been the North Carolina way. This has been a difficult year for our farmers. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is right on target in suggesting emergency state aid. We hope his ideas will get a good hearing from his…

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Guest view: Legislative special session

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Prior to the special session of the General Assembly, Republican leaders intimated that lawmakers would consider three amendments to the state Constitution, though they declined to provide specific proposals for discussion. By adjourning Sept. 14, the Legislature left Raleigh having approved only an anti-gay measure that would enshrine discrimination in…

Columnist: Someone has to pay taxes

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It would be interesting to know what goes through the heads of corporate executives who scheme to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Are the competitive pressures at the top of the business world so intense that they simply don’t think beyond the moment? Perhaps they never imagine what…