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Corruption Allegations Engulf Patrick Cannon

Rick Henderson on Patrick Cannon corruption charges; legislators discuss targeted tax incentives; Timothy Barnsback & Jerry Tillman on performance pay for teachers; Shawn LeMond on competition in delivery of electricity; Jon Sanders on film incentives

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Apr 18, 2014 01:36 PM

Haven’t heard Mike Adams speak?

If this morning‘s “Locker Room” entries sparked your interest in UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams, you might enjoy revisiting his December 2009 speech at N.C. State University, courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.


Apr 18, 2014 11:57 AM

Latest N.C. employment data bolster the state’s fiscally conservative approach

North Carolina’s official unemployment rate dropped again in March to 6.3 percent. John Hood looks beyond that headline number and assesses the implications for North Carolina public policy. The latest federal employment data for North Carolina support the case that a fiscally conservative approach to state fiscal policy is helping improve the economy’s long-term outlook.Continue Reading


Apr 18, 2014 09:55 AM

Drawing the Wrong Conclusion XII — the I’m anti-corporate-welfare but… edition

The News & Record reports today on Rep. Pricey Harrison’s primary race against former Greensboro City Councilman Mike Kee. In it, Harrison makes the following boast about her opposition to corporate welfare: Harrison opposes incentives to businesses, which she sees as a form of “corporate welfare.” To which the N&R hastily adds “But” — yep,Continue Reading


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Apr 17, 2014

The Vanishing Obamacare Mandate

The tax that once was viewed as the centerpiece of Obamacare is almost devoid of life.


Apr 10, 2014

CJ Editorial: Glitz, Glamour, and Giveaways

The state's tax credit for film production is an egregious form of corporate welfare that drains the state treasury while offering few benefits to North Carolinians.


Apr 03, 2014

Overtime Rule Reflects Economic Ignorance

The president's new regulations would cut off an important avenue of advancement in the labor market, especially for workers who are just beginning their careers.


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Sep 06, 2012

How to downplay an embarrassing story

The N&O buries the one moment of real drama at the Democratic National Convention.


Mar 21, 2012

Death of a narrative

The world's media found the neo-Nazi meme in stories about the school shooting in France just too enticing.


Jan 16, 2012

Anatomy of a Newspaper Hit Piece

In a Sunday piece, <i>The Charlotte Observer</i> employs all the steps used by the mainstream media to mislead readers.


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