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Left misleads on Carolina comeback

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies wrong — for blaming the president for the onset of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, for example, despite the fact that Barack Obama was serving in…

Welfare Reform: What (and who) works

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. There are other examples, of course, but public welfare is a particularly apt one as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1996 reform. Why? Consider what President…

Obamacare is still broken

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The Affordable Care Act isn’t working. Aetna, the third largest health insurance company in the country, has announced it will pull out of the Obamacare exchanges in nearly a dozen states, according to The Wall Street Journal. That development further concentrates the pool of insurance companies…

Hard to win after beating the party establishment in the primaries

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Is Donald Trump really a unique political candidate? Did North Carolina ever have anybody in politics who compares with him? When I asked that question in a column last year, I suggested U.S. Senator Robert Reynolds “out-Trumped” Trump and was so full of bunkum that it…

Why should America defend Europeans who won’t defend themselves?

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DOUG BANDOW Guest Columnist Once again Donald Trump has shocked the foreign policy establishment. He suggested that maybe the U.S. should no longer defend its prosperous, populous allies in Europe. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization made sense when created in 1949. War-ravaged Western Europe faced an aggressive Soviet Union. The…

Dealing with the death tax

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin once wrote. One can only imagine what he might’ve said about the modern-day meeting of the two: the estate, or “death” tax. The death tax — the penalty families have…

Not my Commander in Chief

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DAVID BOAZ Guest Columnist Hillary Clinton declares on the campaign trail, “Donald Trump simply doesn’t have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the United States.” Thankfully, he isn’t going to be – not because of his standing in the polls, but because there is no such…

My grandmother, voter ID and the federal courts

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TARA ROMANO Guest Columnist When my grandmother passed away a few years ago at age 96, she was renting an apartment, had a bank account, and was generally able to get around on her own for the most part, although she did have regular visits with a variety of medical…

Powerful ideas drive political debate

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist The science fiction pioneer H.G. Wells once observed that “human history is, in essence, a history of ideas.” This is a wise observation — and it speaks to the political debate we’ve been having here in North Carolina over the past several years. Wells himself was…

(Don’t) Blame the media

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PATRICK GANNON Syndicated Columnist It’s a fad – if not an obsession – for politicians to blame the “liberal mainstream media” for just about everything. What they write about. What they don’t write about. How they write about what they write about. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is sending…