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    William Barber Refuses to Answer Questions

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , ,

    If you haven't already seen this video of David Webb trying to ask William Barber a couple of questions at the march in downtown Raleigh last Saturday - its worth your time. Webb Webb is a local and syndicated talk show host, who attempted to ask William Barber, president NC NAACP, a question or two at the march […]

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    NC Democratic Party Hiring Another Sexual Harasser?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged ,

    The rumor mill is lighting up that Ben Chavis is in line to become the next Executive Director of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP). This comes after the sudden firing this weekend of the recently hired ED  David Harris. What is most interesting, if this rumor turns out to be true, is that his short […]

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    War on poverty is deadly

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    America's half-century long War on Poverty has been a failure. How the war was lost is the topic Robert Rector describes in an insightful piece  in this morning's Wall Street Journal. Rector writes: Do higher living standards for the poor mean that the war on poverty has succeeded? No. To judge the effort, consider LBJ's […]

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    The Knock Out Game – Should the Behavior of Some Be Condoned Because of Age?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    We have all seen it in the news — the sick new fad called the “Knockout Game.”  An innocent person becomes a victim of someone who just takes a punch at someone who isn’t expecting it. How do we punish the people who are playing this “game” — and should we differentiate between juveniles and […]

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    Town Puts Price Tag on Openness

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Angela Hight | Tagged

    Imagine trying to get public records from your town and the official response is that you owe them $26 an hour for the documents. Well, this is not a nightmare; it happened recently in Middlesex, N.C.  According to the Wilson Times, the town of Middlesex told someone who requested public records he needed to pay […]