Both sides of the political aisle can give thanks
RALEIGH - Once again it's that time of year when we gather with family and friends to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. Whether it's a good job, close family or a roof over our head, hopefully everyone can find something to be thankful for during the holiday season.
For starters, no matter who we voted for on Nov. 6, we can all be thankful
that we as Americans have the right to vote and that when political power
does transfer, it's a peaceful affair.
Of course, in politics it generally ends up that some folks have more to be
thankful for than others. Look at North Carolina, for example. Republicans
have a whole lot to be thankful for this year -- expanded majorities in both
the state House and Senate, the first Republican governor in decades and
awarding the state's 15 ...