State Democratic lawmaker switching party affiliation

Posted by Jordon Greene on January 7, 2015

by Patrick Gannon | News & Observer

RALEIGH — In an unusual move announced Wednesday, state Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to unaffiliated in hopes of getting more done for his district in the upcoming legislative session, which begins next week.

Tine, a 43-year-old insurance company owner, would become the only unaffiliated member of the General Assembly. He said Wednesday in an interview with the Insider that he also hoped to participate in Republican House caucus meetings throughout the...

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"Challengers to Duopoly" by David Gillespie

Posted by Jordon Greene on January 13, 2013

In a world of norms and consistently traveled paths, the road less traveled is one often times looked at with scorn and profound reluctance. However, the author of Challengers to Duopoly, Dr. David Gillespie, defies this mindset from the onset of his work with two lines from Robert Frost′s poem ″The Road Not Taken″ where Frost so memorably states, ″Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled...

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