Archive: Mon Feb 2017

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    Gboro civil rights museum raises $21k during telethon

    Via press release (PDF) Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Center and Museum announced it had raised just over $21,000 during last week’s telethon: On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank the staff of WFMY News2, who spent several weeks helping to prepare to execute the fund-raiser; WUNC for…
    Sam Hieb, February 6, 2017
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    Hey, N&O, prove that “poor reading skills reflect NC’s poor school funding”

    I challenge the editorial board of the News & Observer to provide empirical evidence that “poor reading skills reflect NC’s poor school funding.” You made the claim.  You must provide the evidence. Predictably, you failed to do so in their February 5 editorial, which calls for “more investment in the…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2017
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    Books you’re not likely to read

    Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr explains why environmentalists have a legitimate cause for concern. Try to restrain your excitement — Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and John Kasich are all writing books. Think how many trees are going to die for … what?…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Looking beyond Gorsuch

    Judge Neil Gorsuch hasn’t even started his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process, yet Andrew Malcolm is using a HotAir.com column to look ahead to the next U.S. Supreme Court fight. The 45th president could have several pattern-setting nominations, one of the reasons many conservatives…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Former Muslim refugee who sympathizes with Trump’s stance

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains at the Huffington Post why she’s not one of the people reacting with outrage to President Trump’s recent executive order linked to refugees and travel. I was a Muslim refugee once. I know what it’s like. I know what it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Book details Bernie’s blunders

    Jeremy Hammond reviews for Barron’s a new book that explains why left-wing darling Bernie Sanders had no business standing anywhere near presidential power. Sanders garnered a surprising number of votes by presenting himself as a candidate with new solutions for the country’s many problems.
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor fears Gorsuch fight could kill good tool for gridlock

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s is no fan of petty political games involving either major party. He explains in the latest issue how the latest example could deal a death blow to a nearly 200-year-old tool for slowing federal legislation. Even before the nominee was…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on new State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s plan to attack N.C. government’s unfunded pension and health liabilities. John Hood’s Daily Journal turns to history to highlight the value of freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017