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Truly Pathetic

From the Wall Street Journal about Andrew Young’s book on John Edwards:

Made in USA: Young says Edwards is an Atkins-dieter who hated making appearances at state fairs where “fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?” Before a SEIU candidate forum in Las Vegas, Young says Edwards made him cut out a “made in the USA” label from Young’s own suit to sew in place of Edwards’s “made in Italy” label.

Just imagine what’s going through the minds of jurors who were snowed by Edwards in a courtroom.

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59% Say Cutting Taxes Better Than Gov’t Spending to Create Jobs

Yes, Americans do get it. On the heels of numerous polls that show Americans are opposed to a government takeover of the health care delivery system in the U.S., we have this:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of voters nationwide believe cutting taxes is better than increasing government spending as a job-creation tool.

Only 15% of voters hold the opposite view and believe that increasing government spending is the better approach.

It seems clear that a good chunk of that 15 percent work in the White House and/or Congress.

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“Picking Cotton” is Great Choice For Summer Reading Program

There are few situations in life that are more appalling than the imprisonment of an innocent person. I once sat next to Dwayne Allen Dail, who spent 20 years in a North Carolina prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and it was tragic to realize what had been taken from him. That’s why the folks at UNC Chapel Hill deserve a pat on the back for choosing “Picking Cotton” for their 2010 summer reading program. The book tells the story of Ronald Cotton, who was wrongly convicted of raping a North Carolina woman after he was wrongly identified by victim Jennifer Thompson. DNA ultimately proved his innocence and freed him. Cotton and Thompson co-authored the book.

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Durham and Orange Target Fall 2011 For Transit Tax Referendum

The push for rail in the Triangle is moving ahead in Durham and Orange counties. This report in the Herald-Sun says both counties are eyeing Fall 2011 as the time to put a transit tax on the ballot.

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