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Legislators Could Tackle Key Education Reforms

Terry Stoops on K-12 legislative issues; Mike Lowrey on toll road plans; Buck Newton asks utility officials about Atlantic coast pipeline; June Atkinson & Kim Fink on revised AP U.S. History course; George Leef on push to send most kids to college

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Feb 01, 2015 11:13 AM

Christensen sees the light on rail

Rob Christensen of The News & Observer makes the case today for expanding bus service, not adding light rail, in Raleigh. A snippet: Before we sink huge bundles of money into a light-rail system, I think a stronger case needs to be made, given our limited resources. I am not alone. In January, the 70-memberContinue Reading


Jan 30, 2015 04:26 PM

Some light entertainment for a Friday afternoon

Ronald and Nancy Reagan being entertained by a really funny comedy juggler.


Jan 30, 2015 03:20 PM

In China, they have to force their universities to promote socialism

China’s education minister is banning textbooks “promoting Western values” or criticizing the Communist Party of China (CCP). He was quoted in a Chinese newspaper as forbidding “remarks that slander the leadership” of the CCP or “smear socialism.” My first reaction is to wonder what effect this will have on American satellite campuses like Duke Kunshan University,Continue Reading


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Jan 29, 2015

CJ Editorial: Leave the Tax Credit to History

State government should not be in the business of giving special favors to developers in the form of targeted tax credits, for historic preservation or any other purpose.


Jan 15, 2015

An Education Agenda for 2015

Lawmakers have an opportunity to build on recent success in North Carolina.


Jan 08, 2015

The John Locke Foundation Turns 25

A "big idea" from two visionaries has resulted in an influential organization that is considered to be the gold standard of state-based think tanks.


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Oct 21, 2014

Steer Clear of Government Editor‘s Pen

Journalists fall short of long-established standards when they allow officials to peruse and even edit their reports.


Sep 23, 2014

Don‘t Let the Narrative Trump The Facts

You’d have thought by now that the news media would have learned the hard lessons of prejudging a story or a situation before all the facts are in.


Sep 17, 2014

When the Price of Access Is Too Steep

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


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