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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bev Perdue
Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party's national convention in Charlotte.
This year's presidential election will be a contest between truth and lies. Don't think it's that stark? Let's compare how the media handled two incidents. On Feb. 16, philanthropist Foster Friess, a major backer and adviser to Rick Santorum, cracked a joke that became a media sensation.
Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina said Thursday he won't seek a fourth term in office, saying he never intended to be career politician.
Gov. Bev Perdue said Thursday she will not seek re-election because she fears a fight with Republicans over public education would become too political.
North Carolina's governor on Wednesday halted a Republican effort to dismantle a law that gives death row inmates a new way to argue that racial bias influenced their sentences.
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue spoke for many politicians on Tuesday when she suggested suspending congressional elections for two years to give the politicians a free hand without voter input.
Liberals have isolated the problem in American politics today: There is just too much democracy. The incessant demands of the unwashed masses are far too distracting for the philosopher kings in the government to get any work done.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell briefed state legislators on a conference call Friday morning and was planning to visit emergency operations centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach and Norfolk Friday afternoon in preparation for Hurricane Irene.
Perdue announced in January that she would not seek a second term.