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Jul 30, 2014 04:09 PM

Real GDP grew 4 percent in Second Quarter

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the nation’s real gross domestic product (the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located within the US) increased at an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter of 2014.  There is more detail work that needs to be done, but thisContinue Reading


Jul 30, 2014 03:14 PM

New at Carolina Journal Online: Vouchers on!

In the latest CJ Online news story, Barry Smith reports that Judge Robert Hobgood has allowed funding to go forward for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, letting 2,400 low-income students attend private schools this fall. Hobgood also allowed Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis intervene in the lawsuit. Read Barry’s story here.


Jul 30, 2014 02:59 PM

Latest Budget under TABOR

Yesterday the House and Senate leaders sent out a press release about the most recent budget agreement.  The new budget is $21.25 billion dollars.  Don’t let that fool you, that is just the state’s General Fund.  That doesn’t include transportation, the numerous trust funds and all of the federal funds that are spent in NorthContinue Reading


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Jul 17, 2014

Speech-Stifling Ordinance Grants Notable Exemption

Winston-Salem city government has set up new restrictions for door-to-door salesmen, unless they're hawking newspapers.


Jul 10, 2014

Not Much Cooling Linked to New CO2 Regulations

The impact on climate of these costly regulations would be so tiny, so close to zero, that it is not worth mentioning.


Jul 03, 2014

A Suspicious Reason To Raise Taxes

Two large counties cite public education as justification for a sales tax increase. The timing is curious.


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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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