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I don’t see much of a future for GOP in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer

Not much of a GOP future in Charlotte In response to “Is GOP being shut out by how districts in Charlotte drawn?” (Nov. 20): Jim Cherry Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW In past years Charlotte’s political parties worked together to build a great city. Today, the Democrats have a total lockdown on power in city government and will never give up this dominance. Most of these new Democrats couldn’t run a lemonade stand. They pit rich against poor and will tax-and-spend like there’s no tomorrow. Republican voters can vote with their feet, but good candidates coming down the path for the GOP in this Democrat-run city will be tougher to find with each passing year. Jim Cherry, Charlotte Talley isn’t qualified to be a federal judge In response to “You need to get angrier…

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Charlotte Gainsbourg Finds Her Own Voice

For Charlotte Gainsbourg’s fourth album, “Rest,” she’s done something she hasn’t done before: write most of the lyrics herself. When Charlotte Gainsbourg was 4, her mother took her and her half sister to see “Jaws.” “I don’t know why,” the French actress, singer and style icon, 46, said recently. “Maybe she was drinking a little. And then in the theater, she suddenly realized how traumatizing it was.” Sipping green tea in a corner booth at the cafe of the Marlton Hotel, casual yet chic in a white T-shirt and jeans, Ms. Gainsbourg recounted her mother’s reaction to watching her young children take in the 1975 killer-shark blockbuster. “She just put her hands on our faces,” she continued. “So the sound is what I kept. It’s part of me.” From left: Jane Birkin, Ms. Gainsbourg, Kate Barry and Serge Gainsbourg, photographed on vacation in the 1970s. This story came to mind…