<![CDATA[Rob Christensen Politics Columns & Blogs |]]> http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/ en-us Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:10:51 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:10:51 EST Rob Christensen 60 efrederick@newsobserver.com (Eric Frederick) The NC education march was 7 years in the making, as GOP and teachers' group clash http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article211275859.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 18:04:06 EDT

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For NC's primary voters, there was no such thing as too far left or too far right http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article210799429.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 10 May 2018 13:06:52 EDT

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Farewell, 215 S. McDowell St. – where The N&O always punched above its weight http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article210508949.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 04 May 2018 18:45:31 EDT

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'A beautiful decline' – Ronald Reagan's last years http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article209888454.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:27:27 EDT

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Long before the civil rights movement of the '60s, he gave voice to the powerless http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article209448304.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:45:44 EDT

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NC natives are now outnumbered among voters. What does that mean for Tar Heel politics? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article208570729.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:30:14 EDT

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Outsiders help North Carolina politicians think outside the box http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article207845479.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:38:16 EDT

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The day he was killed, Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be in North Carolina http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article207114184.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:04:55 EDT

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North Carolina voters are politically moderate, even when their government isn't http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article206067044.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:28:47 EDT

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Pennsylvania judges face threat of impeachment. NC Republicans have been more subtle. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article205503404.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:51:23 EDT

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How North Carolina failed its #MeToo moment – 100 years ago http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article202972419.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:01:36 EST

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When Billy Graham stepped into presidential and North Carolina politics http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article201362284.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:29:47 EST

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How God, Pelosi, and Christmas are playing in North Carolina’s 9th District http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article200517249.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:33:32 EST

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If only North Carolina ranked as highly in these areas as it does in basketball http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article198950429.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:58:35 EST

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Charlotte isn’t happy playing second banana to Raleigh http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article197837174.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:39:31 EST

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North Carolina’s ‘third senator’ receives Congressional Gold Medal http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article196961904.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:47:13 EST

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Whatever the courts decide on NC’s map, the system is rigged http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article195298849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:04 EST

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When possum was on the menu at the governor’s mansion http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article194394164.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:37:28 EST Rob Christensen

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North Carolina regularly ranks among best states for business. Who’s responsible? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article193130879.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:27:56 EST

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Democrats and Republicans can agree on one way to get more people working http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article191079894.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:01:04 EST

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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal comes with tough choices http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article189835414.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:48:08 EST

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Two small-town boys helped run Raleigh for decades http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article188589514.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:23:16 EST

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When the press kept politicians’ bad behavior quiet http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article187536648.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:55:29 EST

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‘I had high hopes,’ NC Trump voter says. It hasn’t gone quite as expected. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article185877488.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:57:33 EST Rob Christensen

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Where Raleigh ranks among the nation’s tech hubs, and what that means http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article185322938.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:11 EST

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When Raleigh elected a black mayor http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article183884041.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:27:36 EST By Rob Christensen

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How the Russians have weaponized information http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article182099436.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:26:42 EDT

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Why NC’s pattern of growth may now be hurting the state http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article180647646.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:07:29 EDT

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UNC used to be a leader in reining in big-time sports. Not anymore. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article180030841.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:08:39 EDT

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Thom Tillis reaching across party lines http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article178886246.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:45:54 EDT

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