Daily Archives: May 9, 2012
Terry, in response to your post, a spokesman for the children of the future addressed the governor and reiterated the group’s position: You wanna make a decision for my future? Then listen closely: CUT TAXES! SHEESH!
State budget revisions. Education reform. Unresolved annexation issues. State Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, cited these and other issues as priorities for the short legislative session that’s scheduled to start next week and last at least through late June. Click play below the watch Berger’s 32:14 media briefing on the upcoming session.
Tomorrow, Governor Bev Perdue will present a proposed budget that raises the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent. She proposes using the revenue generated from the tax increase to boost education spending by about $800 million. This would include a $650 million increase for public schools, an additional $145 million for universities, andContinue Reading
The Wall Street Journal describes the growing resistance to implementing Common Core State Standards in math and English Language Arts. North Carolina adopted the Common Core in 2010. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Fordham Institute, and, alarmingly, the U.S. Department of Education back the standards. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is oneContinue Reading
Forbes writers and staff offer 30 pieces of good advice for new college graduates. I edited them, so you may want to check out the entire piece on the Forbes website. 1. Remember your sporting endeavors in college, be it intramural or Division one? Keep playing. 2. Volunteer as a youth coach. 3. Schedule at least oneContinue Reading
John Stossel‘s latest column examines government’s efforts to limit the risks we take. When government gets in the business of deciding which risks are acceptable and which aren’t, nasty things happen. This includes government’s attempt to improve life by regulating gambling and the use of medicine, banning recreational drugs and mandating safety devices in cars.Continue Reading
Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column comments on Bill Clinton’s recent appearance in a television ad promoting President Obama’s re-election. At one point, Clinton weighs in on the potential consequences of Obama’s decision to go ahead with the planned assassination of Osama bin Laden. He smiles and then pontificates, “Suppose the Navy SEALsContinue Reading