Daily Archives: August 27, 2012
A North Carolina county is at it again. Tonight, Durham County Commissioners will vote on a plan to offer $800,000 in incentives to a New York City company, Sentinel Data Centers, as part of a plan to lure them to the county. Sentinel is looking for a location for a new data center. And forContinue Reading
The economy has dominated the debate so far in the 2012 presidential campaign, but religion still could play a role in the race — especially as the two major parties scramble for advantage in the campaign’s closing weeks. That was one of the themes Acton Institute associate editor Ray Nothstine discussed during a presentation todayContinue Reading
I saw this story (video link) this morning on WRAL about an Aurora, N.C., seafood business, Carolina Seafood, that was “nearly washed away” by Hurricane Irene but rebuilt by owner Vance Henries. He initially had to lay off 60 workers in the wake of the hurricane, but over the last year he’s hired back nearlyContinue Reading
… you think it is outrageous to raise gasoline prices during a storm, but you think it’s wonderful and responsible to hike energy prices permanently and remove entire sources of electricity production off the grid.
As North Carolina lawmakers begin to think about the best way to reform the state’s tax code, Fergus Hodgson suggests one potential element of that reform. In a new report released this morning, he explains why lawmakers should scrap the so-called Amazon tax. Learn more here and by watching the video below.
• PBS “NewsHour” anchor Gwen Ifill notes that the host governors of both major party conventions, Rick Scott in Florida and Bev Perdue in North Carolina, are unpopular and that the parties probably want to see as little of them as possible during the conventions. • A spokesman for Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th District,Continue Reading
Given Republican legislative leaders’ interest in ensuring that third-graders exhibit proficiency in reading, you might be curious to learn what TIME magazine has to say about the topic this week. In August the Brookings Institution shed new light on this debate when it released a report that attempts to isolate the impact of a child’sContinue Reading
While many of his fellow liberals are expending their energy urging Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more of his tax records, TIME columnist Joel Stein is taking a different approach. The media’s show-me-your-papers circus–demanding Obama’s birth certificate and Romney’s tax returns–disgusted me, since all these journalists were so clearly just pandering for attention.Continue Reading