Tag: news and observer

I’m still shocked – Bev Perdue

Last Thursday, Governor Bev Perdue announced that she would not run for reelection. She is one of the few Democratic governors in the nation. I think she has done an excellent job with a very contentious Republican legislature and am deeply saddened that she has decided not to run for reelection. From the News and Observer: Gov. Bev Perdue’s surprise announcement last week that she would not seek re-election left the party scrambling to find a nominee, creating a 100-day sprint to the May 8th primary. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton jumped in Thursday. He was joined Saturday by state Rep. Bill

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Wages lag behind health insurance premiums

WE don’t need no stinking health care reform. This is just some liberal plot to control my life. Everyone who is working has insurance if they want it. If they don’t want it, why should we force them to have it? That’s just government control! From the News and Observer: North Carolinians have seen their health insurance costs rise five times faster than their salaries over the past decade, according a new report released this morning that will likely add more fuel to the health-care debate. The report found that health care premiums in the state rose 96.8 percent from 2000

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NC poll – be truthworthy

New Poll from the Charlotte Observer, The News and Observer, WNCN-TV and WCNC-TV asks North Carolinians about the presidential race. Trustworthiness is the most important trait.  I’m not sure why but John McCain is the candidate that NC believes is the most trustworthy.  John McCain?  Mister it is safe in the Baghdad market?  Get real.  We need to education NC on John McCain or John McSame.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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