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Stifling Competition: Repeal Certificate Of Need Law

Katherine Restrepo on law that allows state to say yes or no to medical facilities; update on paying down $2.8 billion debt to feds; lawmakers on options for new HHS home; Mark Steckbeck on morality of capitalism; Sarah Curry on two gov't revenue streams

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Oct 24, 2014 11:12 AM

You might be a progressive if you believe Hagan’s silly claim

So the Hagan campaign is claiming that the Senator’s family didn’t profit from the hundreds of thousands of dollars that it received from the Obama stimulus package. They argue, and I’m not making this up, that because the taxpayer subsidies didn’t more than cover the full cost of the investment they didn’t  profit from them.Continue Reading


Oct 24, 2014 11:10 AM

State Senator gives back illegal campaign donation

Not a story you hear everyday, but NC State Senator Kathy Harrington found an error and reported it to the State Board of Elections.  In a day when many have a hard time trusting their elected officials, its nice to know that some acknowledge errors when they happen and take action to correct them.  See theContinue Reading


Oct 24, 2014 11:03 AM

A physician’s perspective on Obamacare

Dr. David A Stein, a pediatrician whose private practice is located in Burlington, NC, offers insight as to how Obamacare intends to increase access to health care, yet reality tells a different story: The ACA dramatically increased bureaucrats’ ability to dictate how we practice medicine. Beyond the law itself, it has led to a raft ofContinue Reading


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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.


Oct 09, 2014

Stop Dwelling On The Past

The major party candidates for Senate have done little to inform voters what they hope to accomplish in Washington over the next six years.


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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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