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    What a great, great lede

    An account of Monday night?s gubernatorial debate by Anna Griffin of The Charlotte Observer contains a wonderful lede: Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Richard Vinroot and Bill Cobey used their final joint appearance before the July 20 primary to take one last shot at each other: Vinroot called Cobey a liar.
    Locker Room contributor, July 13, 2004
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    Surprising news: media reports were misleading

    Read past the occasional typo and delve deeply into this “Winds of Change” briefing about what the Senate Intelligence Committee really stated in its lengthy report released — and hideously spun — by the news media last week. For example, 1) as we already knew, Joe Wilson is a…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    The Cruel Heart of Leandro

    Judge Howard Manning?s unabashed attempt to shame the legislature into moving on the $22 million he approved to begin helping 16 low-wealth school districts in North Carolina as part of his Leandro rulings should not be taken lightly. See Judge Fired Up On State Budget. The state legislature…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    Oh No! Trial Lawyers Feel The Pinch

    Of interest is WRAL’s covereage here about the new law in California recently cited by Bush as a good start towards fixing the malpractice problem in our medical field.
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    Who’s using religion here?

    This article from The News & Observer of Raleigh states that when President Bush uses the words “shared values” that his constituents know that he is really talking about… evangelical Christianity. (wink, wink!!) Aside from the author assuming some sort of right wing conspiracy masked in a cloak of…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    Why are you so dumb?

    From the rapper Jadakiss, the genius who didn’t stop throwing firecrackers from his SUV (an SUV that is alleged to have marijuana and loaded, concealed handguns) even after the cops asked him to, we are brought the wonderful song ‘Why?’ with the mythic lyric: “Why did Bush knock…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    How to elevate our political discourse

    The national head of the NAACP, former congressman Kweisi Mfume, is certainly setting a good example for elevating the political discourse. He said that President Bush is treating black Americans like prostitutes.
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004
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    Not known just for barbecue

    Did you know how Lexington, North Carolina got its name? I didn?t until I read this piece in the Dispatch. Here?s a hint: it was named after another town that was the site of an important event.
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2004