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Cooper, lawmakers behaving badly

RALEIGH — The separation of powers principle shouldn’t be so vexing to state leaders. It was, after all, clearly explained in middle school civics class. The legislature writes the laws. The executive implements the laws. The …

North Carolina is no Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is in any way comparable to the level of democracy in Cuba, then you are either 1) an ignoramus, 2) an …