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Doing what he does best

It was inevitable. After turning on the good people of North Carolina, Republicans in Raleigh are now turning on each other. Gary Pearce calls it.

Intra-party splits like this are part of the natural order of things. As you would expect, the House and Senate clearly hate each other. Just as clearly, Governor McCrory is eager to spend as much time as he can out of town doing what he does best: grinnin’ and shakin’ folks hands.

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Just when you thought it couldn't get worse. Pat McCrory has destroyed the reputation of North Carolina in 100 short days. Imagine what will happen in four long years.

Pro-life Republicans? Not so much.

Big government extremists in Raleigh are happy to ban nipples, outlaw science, and restrict abortion. But when it comes to restoring economic stability and growth, they're missing in action. The death toll from their negligence is staggering.

From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent, to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 population, up from 13.7. The suicide rate for middle-age men was 27.3 deaths per 100,000, while for women it was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.

The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50s, a group in which suicide rates jumped by nearly 50 percent.

Historically, suicide rates rise during times of financial stress and economic setbacks. “The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period,” said Dr. Arias.

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Is it possible we have arrived at a point in history where good Republicans are a dying breed?

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