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Chris Fitzsimon – QNotes

Honoring Dr. King means more than words

Guest Commentary

Celebrations and ceremonies will be held across the state this weekend to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is the official state holiday set aside to honor King’s life and accomplishments.

The obvious newsmaker of 2014 for North Carolina

Guest Commentary

As 2014 came to an end, newspapers and websites and television talk shows were busy with their year-in-review features, looking back at the people and events of 2014 with many of them picking a newsmaker of the year in North Carolina.

The record breaking special interest election

Guest Commentary

Not too many years ago, Republicans in North Carolina railed against what they described as the “pay-to-play” culture in Raleigh where special interests who gave political leaders big bundles of campaign contributions were rewarded with privileged access and preferential treatment.

The immediate winners in the ACA decision

Guest Commentary

Much of the media frenzy over the June 28 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional focused on the political ramifications of the decision, primarily how it will affect the presidential election in November.