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Politicians lustfully rejoicing at their own power is the ultimate “dog bites man” story that goes unremarked in Washington. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump included one such vivid vignette, an ominous warning that Congress recognizes no limit over its rightful sway over the economy and the lives of American citizens. 

Published in Opinion
Monday, 15 February 2021 12:02

OPINION: Sales tax hike is unneeded

When North Carolina Democrats are in power, their go-to source of new revenue is to raise sales taxes.

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RALEIGH — Three members of the N.C. Republican Party Central Committee tell Carolina Journal the committee is expected to pass a resolution of censure against GOP U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Monday night.

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Talk of hiking the minimum wage at the national level has ramped up in recent weeks. With the Democrats controlling the House and the Senate, and Joe Biden in the White House, it seems increasingly likely that we’ll soon see a federal $15 per hour minimum.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 08 February 2021 14:01

OPINION: The Trump political show trial

The Senate trial for now twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is set to begin this week, with little doubt over the outcome. A procedural vote in the Senate on the constitutionality of “removing from office” someone who is not in office revealed that nowhere near enough Republicans were willing to join their Democrat counterparts in voting to convict.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson frequently brags that he’s not a politician, but that doesn’t mean he’s not incredibly savvy when it comes to politics. Robinson, whose main task consists of presiding over sessions of the N.C. Senate, is elevating the importance of first principles lost by so many in our state and nation today.

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As Democrats push to pass their agenda, Republicans are whining that Joe Biden promised bi-partisanship and they aren’t getting a say. Cry me a river.

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RALEIGH — In public and behind the scenes, there’s a lot of movement on both sides of the aisle as candidates prepare to enter the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, setting up competitive primaries and a general election race in 2022.

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RALEIGH — A Democratic litigator predicted North Carolina will be among a handful of states to turn blue in upcoming elections due to increasing turnout among minority and college-educated voters.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 13:56

Moss appointed to 5 N.C. House committees

RALEIGH — Recently elected Rep. Ben Moss has been assigned to five committees in the N.C. House of Representatives for the upcoming session.

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