Archive: Tue Jul 2007

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    Orson on a roll

    Orson Scott Card, who writes for The Rhino Times in Greensboro (which carries a special Carolina Journal insert on the first Thursday of each month, by the way), is a well-respected science-fiction writer and a man who minces no words. Recently, the words he didn’t mince were about the…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Hoaxes-With-Fools fired from U. of Colorado

    Ward Churchill has finally been fired from the University of Colorado, but Matt Drudge gets the reason wrong; his headline reads “Professor Ward Churchill Fired After 9-11 Remarks.” No. Churchill was fired for being a pluperfect fraud and phony. Recall that an investigation into his academics yielded…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Re: Novak recounts last visit

    The Washington Examiner’s Bill Sammon, who reported some bold comments made by Newt Gingrich yesterday at an American Spectator breakfast in D.C., has a follow-up piece today on some reaction to the former House Speaker, focused mainly on Sen. John McCain. But Sammon also reports the…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Al Gore serves endangered species at daughter’s wedding

    From the Daily Telegraph: ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore’s green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter’s wedding in Beverly Hills. Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass – arguably one of the world’s most threatened fish species. Also…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Some garlic for the redistributionist vampires

    We keep hearing from the Left that the government just HAS to do something about the horrible wealth gap between the rich and the poor. Financial writer John Tamny explains here that if you really want to do something to benefit the poor, cut the taxes on the rich.
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Novak recounts his last visit to Raleigh

    You might remember the national media attention that followed political columnist Robert Novak’s last appearance in Raleigh for the John Locke Foundation. The famed “Prince of Darkness” certainly remembers. He details the events in his new book, and he offered details in his speech today. Watch…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Is the hype over “socio-economic diversity” in schools overblown?

    Yes. Always eager for something to do involving the coercive restructuring of society, interventionists have lately been hyping the supposed benefits to K-12 schools of engineering diversity along socio-economic lines. The idea is to ensure that every school has a nice mixture of students from rich households, poor households, and…
    Locker Room contributor, July 24, 2007
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    Supersized Chia Pet

    The roof of the Asheville Civic Center leaks. The paint inside is icky. The chairs are too small for today’s people, some shows can’t maneuver backstage, equipment is dated, some utilities rely on 1950s technology. The Civic Center Commission published a white paper some time ago enumerating the problems. City…
    Leslee Kulba, July 24, 2007