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NC Counties Engage In Tax Incentive Spending Spree

Sarah Curry on tax break deals signed by counties; Damon Root on judicial activism vs. judicial restraint; Mike Krzyzewski on supporting education; lawmakers debate property tax break for homebuilders; Becki Gray on transparency in state & local spending

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Jul 30, 2015 04:54 PM

North Carolina Lawmakers Don’t Like Obamacare’s Mandates, But They Like Their Own

…And they can even exempt themselves from these laws that they pass. Throughout North Carolina’s present legislative session, a number of bills have been filed calling for health insurers to expand coverage to include benefits such as oral cancer drugs, autism therapy, and chiropractic care. The Associated Press reports that the introduced bills could amountContinue Reading


Jul 30, 2015 04:42 PM

C-SPAN2’s Book TV highlights recent JLF speech again Saturday afternoon

If you missed Raleigh author Garland Tucker’s recent John Locke Foundation speech about his new book, Conservative Heroes, you have another chance to watch the lecture Saturday afternoon on C-SPAN2. Book TV is scheduled to show Tucker’s lecture at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Click play below to watch an excerpt from the speech. Tucker discusses fiveContinue Reading


Jul 30, 2015 02:57 PM

NC transportation bonds as reaction to Feds inability to pay promised Transportation $

McCrory was a quoted governor on the transportation funding problem in Washington D.C. and how it will effect the states. “Once you start reacting to growth as opposed to preparing for growth, you’ve waited too long,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican who is proposing a $2.8 billion bond package for the NovemberContinue Reading


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Jul 30, 2015

Release the Records, Gov. McCrory

No public official has the power to decide how the public's business is reported, nor whether it will comply with requests for public information.


Jul 23, 2015

Mandating Our Way To Higher Health Costs

Even though Obamacare survived its latest Supreme Court challenge, some state lawmakers seek to add more mandates to the cost of health insurance.


Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.


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Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.


Jun 16, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.


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.


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