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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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When we say that the extremists in Raleigh have created nothing of value, we're being overly generous.

Update on Republican plans to take over Asheville's water system

Big Government Republicans in Raleigh are on a roll, having succeeded in passing legislation that would illegally seize Asheville's municipal water system. Now the city is in the sad position of counting on Pat "Duke Energy" McCrory as their last line of defense. Anybody want to bet on what hizzoner will do when the bill lands on his desk?

Details below, via email from PARC. PARC stands for People Advocating Real Conservancy.
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