Daily Archives: April 11, 2011
Not really. But Western’s new chancellor David Belcher does have a lot in common with James Moeser, the former top admin at Chapel Hill. Both have their doctorates in music, specializing in keyboards. Both were previously top administrators at mid-western state universities, Belcher the provost at Arkansas-Little Rock and Moeser the chancellor at Kansas. BothContinue Reading
The News & Observer in an editorial makes some “misstatements” about wind power. Wind power, like solar-generated electricity, isn’t “on” all the time, as a coal- or gas-fired generating station can be. But the fuel is free and emissions are nil. Construction costs are far lower than with nuclear energy. Those are good reasons whyContinue Reading
When the General Assembly convenes two blocks away from its normal meeting place tomorrow — in the old state Capitol — lawmakers will commemorate a significant milestone in North Carolina and American history. Troy Kickler explains here and in the video clip below the significance of the 235th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves.
Muslim group ejecting Christians happens upon another candidate for the School of Comparative Irrelevance
The Examiner reports: About 1,000 Muslims and Leftist anti-war activists met at Union Square in New York City on Sunday for a “Stop War/Terrorism/Islamophobia” rally. The rally was organized by a coalition of leftist anti-war activists, including the ANSWER Coalition, and Muslim groups, including the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim Peace CoalitionContinue Reading
Sheldon Richman’s TGIF column last Friday hits the nail on the head with regard to the federal leviathan. He writes that minor budget compromises are not what the country needs. Rather, we must have a deep rethinking of the role of government. As long as people continue to believe that government exists to provide forContinue Reading
In the latest report from Carolina Journal, Sara Burrows examines the many changes and concessions made in Senate Bill 8, the charter school reform bill, in an effort to get the measure signed into law.
Public school districts in North Carolina and Georgia are unhappy with accreditation agency/bully AdvancED, and legislators in both states are fighting back. In North Carolina, Republicans from Wake and Burke counties are leading the opposition, but in Georgia, African-American Democrats from the Atlanta area are objecting to AdvancED’s “micromanaging, meddling” ways. “SACS has so muchContinue Reading