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It’s relatively rare that North Carolina lawmakers utter illuminating statements during committee discussions, but it happened last week at the Senate confirmation hearing for Governor Cooper’s latest nominee to head the Department of Environmental Quality, Elizabeth Biser.

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RALEIGH — A former South Carolina congressman says it’s possible to get N.C. conservatives to back a carbon tax and other progressive climate change policies if the left uses an economic argument to do so.

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If Democrats want to see large victories in 2020, they need to steal the narrative away from their left flank. The new voice of the left wing of the party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old freshman Congresswoman from the Bronx is engaging, articulate, funny and everywhere in the media. Her Green New Deal has become a rallying point for the left and a litmus test for presidential contenders.

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