2010: The Year In Politics

2010: The Year In Politics

January, 03, 2011 , by Andrew

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Andrew Campbell gives us a year of Raleigh politics in about a hundred words.

We can’t afford the Lightner Center. Following five years of planning and investment, the public safety center remains on hold, much to the dismay of Mayor Meeker and a slew of local design and engineering firms.

In the County Commission, Paul Coble, a diehard conservative and nephew of Jesse Helms, now leads the new majority, which voted in favor of dissolving the school diversity policy and ending abortion coverage for county employees.

With all the ingredients for a day-time soap opera, the school board majority is under investigation by the US Department of Education for its efforts in dismembering the diversity policy.  The board also hired a new superintendent, retired Army General and Sarah Palin enthusiast Anthony Tata.








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  • Phillo
    01/03 12:28 PM

    You couldn’t find a conservative boogeyman to name-drop on the Lightner blurb?  What a missed opportunity.  You could have gone 3-for-3.

  • Sea Guller
    01/04 04:35 AM

    I’ve got it, Phillo!  Since former Mayor Clarence Lightner was African American, the decision not to build the Lightner Center can only be racially motivated.  Made by a Jesse Helms protege, no doubt.

  • Tony Woodard
    01/04 01:45 PM

    A one sentence summation of Raleigh- nay, Wake County- politics over the past year: Art Pope is your oligarch.

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