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Are There Too Few Women In N.C. Politics?

Becki Gray on women in N.C. politics; legislators debate requiring moped registration; autocycle advocates try to fend off helmet law; Joe Mavretic on Highway Trust Fund history; Carolina Journal's Rick Henderson on failures of targeted tax incentives

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Apr 17, 2015 02:23 PM

Ivory Tower helps erode American values

The higher education establishment assaults traditional American values in many ways. Jenna Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy limited herself to a top 10 list of higher ed offenses during a lunchtime presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Robinson details the first item on herContinue Reading


Apr 17, 2015 11:02 AM

Your Tax Dollars At Work …

… subsidizing a graduate degree in “costume-making” at UNC-Chapel Hill, to the tune of $50,000 or more per graduate. And almost all of those graduates have to leave the state to find work in their field. There seems to be no end to the list of careers that were learned on the job just aContinue Reading


Apr 17, 2015 09:34 AM

Unsustainable solar hit by ‘shock waves.’ What could rock such a strong industry?

Weaksauce whining from an industry supposedly as strong as NC’s solar. Complaints like these underscore that solar’s business model is proud to be entirely dependent upon government support (what the Taxpayer Protection Alliance calls solar’s “Subsidy-Based Business Model“). From the Charlotte Observer: The measure “dramatically disrupts the investment and jobs created that we’ve seen as a result”Continue Reading


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Apr 16, 2015

Paying Lip Service to Career Readiness

The intense focus on using technology in classrooms may be impeding students' interpersonal communications skills.


Apr 09, 2015

Super Perks, Salaries, and Turnover

Local school boards in large districts offer superintendents such lucrative compensation packages that rural districts often have a tough time hiring and keeping competent or even mediocre leaders.


Apr 02, 2015

Beginning Of The End For The Map Act?

Thirty-seven states manage to build highways without abusing property owners using Map Acts. North Carolina can, too.


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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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