<![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) 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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Why Congress won’t act on gun violence without NRA permission http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article177455786.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:51:37 EDT

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Our schools are focused on filling colleges, not jobs. Here are some ideas to fix that. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article176239861.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:34:28 EDT

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The complex origins of Confederate monuments http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article174818011.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:02:11 EDT By Rob Christensen

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Move UNC system out of Chapel Hill? This isn’t the first time it’s been considered http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article172899291.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:22:48 EDT

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He was the man behind the curtain in NC politics http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article172104272.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:27:52 EDT

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‘Fake news’ attacks are nothing new, but trust in media has fallen http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article170679672.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:07:13 EDT

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How North Carolina has outsourced redistricting http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article166033077.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:41:49 EDT

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Lessons Raleigh can learn from Berlin http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article165087712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:58:40 EDT

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State government: A tale of rich man, poor man http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article164043367.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:36:24 EDT By Rob Christensen

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UNC is losing ground in budget and reputation. Whose fault is that? http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article162945273.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:27:47 EDT

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Democrats split with Jefferson and Jackson http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article161257313.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:40:00 EDT

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NC elections don’t ‘look regular’ – and haven’t for a long time http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/rob-christensen/article160161264.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:29:40 EDT

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