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What Republicans need: a contest without Trump

When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian (“I drink my little wine … and have my little cracker”), which apparently was not good enough for enough of Iowa’s evangelicals.

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Campaign process lets NRA and its money wield too much power

In 1999, hunting was the principle reason for owning guns

By 2013, protection was cited as the principal reason for guns, showing the apparent cycle: As gun ownership and violence increase, personal fear increases; as personal fear increases, gun ownership and violence increase

Because our congressional members need private money to gain office, well-funded special interests like the NRA have great power to manipulate congressional actions

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J. Peder Zane

Zane: How Republicans have righted North Carolina’s fiscal ship

GOP tax cuts did not drain North Carolina coffers – they helped replenish them

It’s the same as how the falsely derided Reagan tax cuts actually increased revenues and sparked a two-decade long rise in median incomes

These are the stubborn facts that belie the incessant propaganda of those who insistently pretend that supply-side economics is a fantasy

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Op-Ed

Campaign process lets NRA and its money wield too much power

In 1999, hunting was the principle reason for owning guns

By 2013, protection was cited as the principal reason for guns, showing the apparent cycle: As gun ownership and violence increase, personal fear increases; as personal fear increases, gun ownership and violence increase

Because our congressional members need private money to gain office, well-funded special interests like the NRA have great power to manipulate congressional actions

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