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Corporate Subsidies Based On Flawed Economics

Roy Cordato on economic flaws tied to corporate subsidies; Kellyanne Conway on reaching out to job holders; Marcus Brandon on budget rule for charter schools; oversight group reacts to efficiency initiative; JLF's Terry Stoops on charter school obstacles

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May 29, 2015 06:34 PM

Unintended consequences from mandated minimum wage increases

The latest print edition of National Review features an interesting blurb about the impact of a recent increase in a government-mandated minimum wage. “I’m hearing from a lot of customers, ‘I voted for that, and I didn’t realize it would affect you.'” So says Brian Hibbs, owner and operator of Comix Experience, an iconic SanContinue Reading

May 29, 2015 04:09 PM

Looking for Public Input in All the Wrong Places

The search for a new UNC system president has reached the “remarkable” stage. That is, the Board of Governors has held a series of townhall-style meetings for public input into the qualities the new president should have, and, after attending one of them, you are left with the impression that it is quite “remarkable” thatContinue Reading

May 29, 2015 03:16 PM

Both left and right agree: reopen the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas

Just as UNC and Harvard are in the midst of a lawsuit over racial preference in admissions, the landmark Fisher v. University of Texas case may be reopened in the Supreme Court. A lower court’s ruling, George Leef writes at the Pope Center, did not apply “strict scrutiny” as it should have for a case dealing withContinue Reading

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May 28, 2015

House Budget Disappointing, Not Catastrophic

The spending plan fails to advance the conservative agenda in several ways, but it does not signal a return to the high-taxing, free-spending ways of the past.

May 21, 2015

Hard-Living Tar Heel Charlie Poole A Pioneer of Banjo Music

A mill worker from Randolph County became a national sensation during the 1920s.

May 14, 2015

Too Many Laws On The Books

Overcriminalization in North Carolina makes business owners, often unwittingly, into criminals every day.

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Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.

Jan 08, 2015

Early Lessons in Journalistic Bias

Professors do future journalists and the reading public no favors by teaching students that a left-wing narrative trumps the facts.

Dec 21, 2014

When the Media Ignores the News

News outlets shirk their duty when they fail to acknowledge important stories.

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