Archive: Thu Nov 2015

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    Very Appealing

    This is one of those issues former Representative Tim Moffitt preferred to silence with the heavy hand of state government. It’s called exhausting the court system, and in this instance applies to Watauga County and the State of North Carolina suing the Town of Boone, trying to eliminate its ETJ;…
    Leslee Kulba, November 12, 2015
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    Summit to Follow Forum

    The City of Asheville, Buncombe County, and the Asheville-Area Chamber of Commerce will host an affordable housing summit November 16, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the US Cellular Center Banquet Hall. This sounds like a rehash of the local daily’s forum a couple days ago, even featuring a few of the…
    Leslee Kulba, November 12, 2015
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on Title IX and the girls’ locker room

    George Leef shares with Forbes readers his reaction to the government’s latest effort to regulate access to the girls’ locker room. Those of us who oppose the expansion of governmental controls often get the retort, “You’re just using a slippery slope argument; the bad consequences you…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2015
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    Time to close the TSA

    Jeff Jacoby, writing in the Boston Globe, on the Transportation Security Administration: Let’s face it: The Transportation Security Administration, which annually costs taxpayers more than $7 billion, should never have been created. The responsibility for airport security should never have been federalized, let alone entrusted to a bloated, inflexible…
    Michael Lowrey, November 12, 2015
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    Heads up Margaret Spellings

    The real problem at the University of Missouri? Former president Tim Wolfe wasn’t an academic— he only had a bachelor’s degree for goodness sake. As the controversy at Mizzou continues to evolve, Inside Higher Ed says: Our hope is that the Board of Curators will pick new administrators…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2015
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    Gboro ‘community policing’ at work….

    Surely by now you’ve read that Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott has announced officers will no longer initiate traffic stops “for minor infractions such as broken headlights or tail lights, one of a host of changes being implemented to address racial disparities in the city’s dealings with the public,”…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2015
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    Charlotte Hipsters Make Their Demands

    My latest column for Carolina Journal: CHARLOTTE — It was a protest that absolutely no one in Charlotte saw coming. A dive bar in a hip neighborhood was to be replaced with an apartment building with more retail space. Such redevelopment plans usually aren’t very controversial in Charlotte —…
    Michael Lowrey, November 12, 2015
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    Feds fund ‘mindfulness intervention’ for kindergartners

    Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest exploration of federal budget bloat yields another interesting story for Washington Free Beacon readers. The Department of Education is spending upwards of $2.5 million to bring a mindfulness intervention to kindergarteners in Chicago, where kids can go to “calm spots” in…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2015