Daily Archives: November 9, 2011
Carolina Journal Online reports that President Obama’s new $35 million “veterans initiative” funds local transit call centers serving veterans and nonveterans alike, including people in Wake County.
In a NC State dissertation titled “Who Has Access to 8th Grade Algebra in North Carolina? A Case Study of Mathematics Placement Practices for Algebra I,” Peter Eley found Analysis of the data revealed that students predicted to gain access to 8 th grade Algebra did not, in fact, gain access. However, students who wereContinue Reading
In a study published in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that soda bans in middle schools did not significantly reduce students’ consumption of sugary drinks. Kids responded to the ban by simply purchasing different kinds of sugary drinks, like juices and sports drinks, in school vending machines. More importantly, overall consumptionContinue Reading
A day after Roy Cordato explained why North Carolina should shed its “hidden, deceptive, dishonest” corporate income tax, Walter Williams’ latest column explores a similar theme: What about raising taxes on corporations as a means to get them to pay their “rightful share of government”? If a tax is levied on a corporation and ifContinue Reading
In reviewing policy proposals from Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute identifies both a smart, serious policy wonk and a timid politician afraid to anger any potential voting bloc. On Social Security, for example, the Good Mitt proposes two benefit cuts: a gradual increase in the retirement age and aContinue Reading
Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column places at least some of the blame for today’s “terrible tone” in American politics on Tom Brokaw. Not Brokaw personally, mind you, but the type of mainstream media attitude he represents. Brokaw, an honorable and industrious man, is now playing the role of elder statesman while touting hisContinue Reading
Michael Barone applies his election number-crunching prowess in his latest Washington Examiner article to the latest batch of national election results. Barone starts with an Ohio electorate that cast big votes against both ObamaCare’s individual mandate and new restrictions on unions’ bargaining power. [T]he real bragging rights here belong to the public employee unions andContinue Reading