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There’s a picture from Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial that explains as well as anything else why the former Virginia governor heard guilty 11 times from a jury this week.

Roger Goodell did a very good job at being very sorry this week.

As the session careened toward a close this month, Republicans in Raleigh introduced last-minute budgets, launched surprise legislation, ignored rules and stomped on protocol. Democrats objected to the legislators gone wild, to no avail.

For Pat McCrory, being governor of North Carolina is a series of political considerations. This is not an uncommon nor a horrible thing. McCrory, like most politicians, would like to get elected again in a couple of years. He has a lot of people to please.

A friend suggested recently that his and my 10-year-old boys go to a Charlotte Knights game. We would drop them off at the gate, give them some cash for concessions and leave them a cell phone, just in case. I wasn’t so sure.

I met the Providence Road biker once. If you’re a regular commuter up and down that road, you know who this is. ... He’s one of the most reviled men in Charlotte.

Peter St. Onge: On this Father’s Day weekend, I have a confession to make: I’m a delusional dad. There are a lot of us out there, the prematurely proud, imagining great things for our children.

Today we’re going to talk about N.C. regulatory reform.

Bishop Peter Jugis thinks people should be more charitable.

A neighbor was fertilizing his grass this week. I thought: Is it time for me to start getting my lawn in shape?

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