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  • NC U.S. House members explain their ‘fiscal cliff’ votes

    I’m always interested in how members of Congress use their official websites. Often it’s what’s NOT there that is as revealing as what is. I visited each of our 13 members’ websites to see what they had to say about their votes last night on the “fiscal cliff” legislation.
    Locker Room contributor, January 2, 2013
  • Duke lacrosse: The program that almost wasn’t

    In the spring of 2006 the Duke lacrosse program was front-page and major-network news almost daily, for reasons we all remember. After the notorious party on N. Buchanan Blvd., the 2006 season was suspended. There was a serious question whether the entire program would be eliminated, and…
    Locker Room contributor, January 2, 2013
  • Durham’s single-parent problem

    The Washington Times has plotted Census tracts showing where the highest percentage of single-parent families live, as well as those where the most two-parent families reside. Durham fares depressingly poorly in both (See map below). Red and orange depict areas with the highest proportion of…
    Locker Room contributor, January 2, 2013
  • Details of the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal legislation

    In case you’re wondering what that late-night bit of legislation, designed to keep us from hurtling off the “fiscal cliff,” will do, there’s a good Cliff’s Notes version here. Here are some highlights: • Retains the 10 percent, 15 percent, 25 percent, and 28 percent income…
    Locker Room contributor, January 2, 2013
  • How NC’s House members voted on the fiscal cliff deal

    In case you’re interested in how North Carolina’s U.S. House delegation voted on the “fiscal cliff” bill last night, here it is. The vote was not along strict party lines. Of the seven voting against the deal, five were Republicans and two were Democrats. Of…
    Locker Room contributor, January 2, 2013
  • What was Kay Hagan thinking?

    Remember how, on Christmas Eve 2009, the U.S. Senate rushed to pass Obamacare by a 60-39 vote, with not one Republican voting for the monstrous bill that no one had even read? Remember how the Democrats basked in the glow of their “achievement”? Those basking…
    Locker Room contributor, December 13, 2012
  • Economic ignorance on display at Council of State today

    Whoa! Did I just hear what I think I heard? Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane was just on New 14 Carolina praising the virtual giveaway of the former Dorothea Dix property by the Council of State to the City of Raleigh for an “urban park.” Only Republican Agriculture Commissioner Steve…
    Locker Room contributor, December 4, 2012
  • At a certain point you’ve got enough trees

    Barack Obama once famously said, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” You can be sure that whatever “point” that is, it will always be higher than the combined income and other wealth that Barack and Michelle Obama accrue. It must be the…
    Locker Room contributor, December 3, 2012