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Supreme Court: Voting Law Changes Are Enforceable

Rick Henderson on court ruling on NC voting law; legislators discuss Medicaid with HHS Secretary Wos; Acting SBI director Collier gives agency progress report; Jim Geraghty of National Review on theme of his novel; JLF's Becki Gray on “women's issues"

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Oct 30, 2014 01:02 PM

10 Sales Tax Referendums on the Ballot

  Anson County has only had a sales tax increase on its ballot one time prior, and that was in 2008. The decision to be placed on the ballot passed the county commission 7-0. The estimated $300,000 in revenue will be used for increased teacher supplements. Education makes up 15% of the county’s total expenditures,Continue Reading


Oct 30, 2014 12:45 PM

If progressives really care about inequality….

They should work to eliminate crony capitalism, argues Professor Steve Horwitz in this piece. Cronyism works to the benefit of those who are already wealthy, enabling them to become more so through governmental contracts and favors. It can also lead to laws and regulations that stifle efforts by poor people to become successful. Alas, progressives almostContinue Reading


Oct 30, 2014 11:59 AM

Guilford Sales tax hike expected to fail

According to a poll by Americans for Prosperity North Carolina, 50% oppose and only 37% support for increasing Guilford County’s sales tax.  Counties have the option to vote for a quarter-cent increase to their already 2% local sales tax rate.  This November is the fourth time Guilford County will have this tax increase on the ballot,Continue Reading


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Oct 30, 2014

CJ Editorial: The Wages of Government

Markets set compensation rates, but government policies can prevent aspiring employees from being hired.


Oct 23, 2014

Hagan Lawyers Have Trouble With The Dictionary

To profit is to benefit, and the senators family members most certainly did that from a stimulus grant one of their companies received.


Oct 16, 2014

Eugenics Victims Should Not Be Denied Due To Technicality

Victims of the state's horrific eugenics program may be disqualified for compensation if they were sterilized under orders by county, not state, authorities.


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Sep 17, 2014

When the Price of Access Is Too Steep

Media outlets should think twice about maintaining cozy relationships with murderous regimes.


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.


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