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Fight club

I can’t speak for anyone else, obviously, but this month’s dust-up among county supervisors has me feeling like a real dope — and I’m not even a member of the board.

A shadow no more

Just about everyone has a 9-11 story. Here’s mine: The attacks took place on a Tuesday morning when normally I’d be planted in front of a computer punching out another edition of The Sun, nowhere near a TV screen and unable to watch the terrible events unfolding in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. But this press day was different: I was sitting in a hospital room at my wife’s side one day after our second child, Mary Carrington, was born. Eva and I spent the morning glued to the news until sensory overload kicked in, and it was time to turn off the tube. What a time and place to confront the insanity and cruelty of the world.

Et tu, Senator?

Last week in this space, the topic turned to Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt and his complicity in Republican efforts to end Medicare as we know it. This is potentially a life-and-death matter for folks in the Fifth District and beyond, so let’s dwell on what’s happening in D.C. for a while longer.

Budget betrayal

Who knows, maybe one day we’ll look back on Friday, April 15, 2011, as the day Robert Hurt kissed his political career goodbye.

Child’s play

Roll, roll, roll that rock back up the hill:

Slow yet unsure

It figured that when the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors finally moved on the longstanding need to build new school facilities, it would do so in the most grudging, half-hearted fashion possible. Anywhere else, the Board’s foot-dragging would be seen as self-defeating and foolish. Here, it’s major progress. “Major,” of course, being a stand in for “barely in evidence.”

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