Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

Heritage Action targets N.C.’s Kissell on federal health care law

As U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell pledges to voters that he’ll support repeal of the federal health care reform law, Heritage Action blogger Ashe Schow is drawing attention to Kissell’s record on the issue: [T]o this day, he has not supported fully repealing the bill despite having multiple opportunities to do so, even as he triesContinue Reading

Pope Center authors respond to letters

Jenna Robinson and Duke Cheston recently wrote a paper for the Pope Center on the cost and effects of Pell Grants. A Wall Street Journal editorial favorably noted their work, and that editorial drew several hostile letters. Today’s WSJ contains the letter Jenna and Duke wrote in response: Pell Grant Program Needs More Focus ThreeContinue Reading

Re: NEA Environmental Education (Stoops)

First I want to say that, with regards to Terry’s last line I think he is lying. He is not wondering anything of the sort. He knows that these folks will not entertain points of view that are inconsistent with their left wing environmentalist agenda. Now to my more substantive point. I notice that inContinue Reading

NEA environmental education resolution

Here is another interesting item from the 2012 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly of the National Education Association (NEA): B-49. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION The National Education Association believes that the environment must be protected. The Association urges the establishment and maintenance of federal wilderness areas, recreational areas, refuge areas, and designated local green areas. The AssociationContinue Reading

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, July 3, 2012

• Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton agreed with Pat McCrory, announcing Monday he opposed Gov. Bev Perdue on her fracking veto hours before the General Assembly was able to overrride it.   • Burn: The editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweaks the Democratic National Committee for choosing Charlotte (and North Carolina) over St. LouisContinue Reading

Sowell critiques the Roberts ruling

Thomas Sowell devotes his latest column to U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ disappointing decision in the Supreme Court’s federal health care case. The chief justice probably made as good a case as could be made for upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare by defining one of its key features as a “tax.” The legislation didn’t callContinue Reading

AEI’s Brooks on the importance of ‘earned success’

If the recent Carolina Journal Radio/CarolinaJournal.tv interview with Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute prompted you to pick up a copy of his new book, The Road To Freedom, you’ve likely picked up on his key theme: America’s free-enterprise system is important not because it helps make us wealthy, but because it contributes toContinue Reading

Think the traditional public schools hold the key to education innovation?

Perhaps you might want to read the six pages TIME magazine devotes to Salman Khan and his alternative approach to helping students learn. Khan isn’t satisfied with being the most famous teacher ever to appear on a Web browser. He believes he has stumbled onto a solution to some of education’s most intractable problems, withContinue Reading