Archive: Wed Dec 2016

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    NC Congressman Proposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    Roll Call reports that: Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, says he is preparing legislation that would allow those with concealed carry permits in their state to cross state lines. … Hudson’s legislation would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license to carry a handgun…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2016
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    Gboro council ponies up $250k for children’s museum

    At last night’s meeting, the Greensboro City council agreed to give the downtown children’s museum $250,000 to help finish a project that includes an indoor water feature and an outdoor classroom and playground. According to the News & Record, the museum requested the funding to cap off the…
    Sam Hieb, December 7, 2016
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    CJ reporting cited in rumors about Trump’s possible EPA chief

    One of the Cabinet positions yet to be filled in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration is head of the Environmental Protection Administration, and North Carolina’s secretary of environmental quality, Donald van der Vaart, has emerged as a dark-horse candidate. A recent Carolina Journal report by Dan…
    Rick Henderson, December 7, 2016
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    VMI and the latest case of campus kookiness

    In the first college football game I attended as an undergrad, my Tar Heels wiped the floor with the Virginia Military Institute. UNC then proceeded to lose its next 10 games, including a blowout home loss to Clemson that featured a near-continual cycle of “Tiger Rag” (played by the Clemson…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Forbes publisher wonders whether Trump will approach infrastructure spending the ‘smart’ way

    Rich Karlgaard of Forbes highlights President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise of major increases in infrastructure spending. President-elect Trump wants to put $1 trillion or so of private but taxpayer-subsidized money into large construction and repair projects–bridges, highways, tunnels, railways and airports. Is this a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Shlaes examines the immigration debate

    Amity Shlaes‘ latest Forbes column ponders the contentious debate over immigration. “IMMIGRATION restrictionist = racist.” “Restrictionist nation = racist nation.” These are the basic equations animating the opponents of President-elect Donald Trump’s call to restrict illegal immigration. But I write this after…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Forbes calls for new Fed head

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine focuses on the need for new leadership at the Federal Reserve. DONALD TRUMP TOOK several shots at the Federal Reserve during his election campaign. Let’s hope he effects a real overhaul of this increasingly destructive agency. Fed…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Rage and denial on the left

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores responses to Donald Trump’s presidential election among those on the political left. It’s not often that “go die in a fire” is given as an option in an ultimatum, but Professor David Faris, writing in The Week,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016