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Judicial Appointments and The General Election

Rick Henderson on judicial appointments & fall elections; Gov. McCrory, Mark Martin & others on Martin's appointment; Gene Boyce on 14-year-old legal battle with Roy Cooper; Algenon Cash on economics of fracking; Jon Sanders on myths about fracking

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Sep 18, 2014 02:56 PM

Health Care Access

This morning, I saw a headline about the increase in walk-in clinics.  According to the article, some doctors are concerned.  These clinics, such as CVS Minute Clinic, don’t offer preventative care, and they don’t offer the same continuity of care that one receives when regularly seeing the same family doctor.  Or that’s the argument. ButContinue Reading


Sep 18, 2014 11:57 AM

Hood enlightens National Review readers on state tax issues

John Hood’s latest article for the print edition of National Review critiques the methodology used in the new book An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States. While sympathetic with the book’s aim, Hood takes issue with its central premise — “the proposition that state income taxes are an original sinContinue Reading


Sep 18, 2014 11:53 AM

Obamacare and the “family glitch”

From today’s Washington Examiner: In theory, Obamacare is supposed to offer fully or partially subsidized health insurance to Americans below a certain income threshold if they do not have the option of obtaining affordable coverage through their employers. “Affordable” is defined as coverage cheaper than 9.5 percent of household income. But under a ruling byContinue Reading


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Sep 18, 2014

Low-Wage Work Beats Unemployment

Doubling the minimum wage would compound the woes of low-skilled, younger workers with few job skills.


Sep 11, 2014

A Good Start to a New School Year

Substantial teacher pay raises marked just one of the ways in which state legislators have focused on improving public education in North Carolina.


Sep 04, 2014

Probing the Dip in Ed School Enrollment

Critics of the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly rely on speculation and wishful thinking when they tie recent policy changes to declining numbers of education majors.


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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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