Archive: Fri Feb 2017

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    Steve Horwitz on school choice

    In a widely-read Facebook post, economist Steve Horwitz, visiting scholar at Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State, dissects the opposition to school choice: Sorry folks, but if you seriously want to argue about school choice, you should consider the following: 1. It’s easy to…
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2017
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    Protesters block education secretary DeVos from entering D.C. school

    Click HERE to see the video from ABC 7 in Washington, D.C. (Yes, Mr. “Shame” is holding a Black Lives Matter sign.)…
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2017
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    The ol’ municipal elections-in-an-even year movement rears its head again

    News & Record reports state lawmakers have filed a bill to move municipal elections in Greensboro and other Guilford County cities and towns to even-numbered years has been has been filed. Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, is among the sponsors. This is an issue that seems to come comes…
    Sam Hieb, February 10, 2017
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    There they go again: Redistricting edition

    North Carolina would benefit from electoral redistricting reform. That does not excuse the News & Observer for once again confusing the issue. The newspaper suggests with an opinion-page graphic today that Republicans were responsible for the bizarre 1st and 12th Congressional district maps that a federal court ruled…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    Democrats’ national campaign to fight voter ID

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon describes a concerted effort to fight voter identification requirements across the United States. Democrats are moving swiftly to build a large network to push back against voter identification laws after President Donald Trump claimed illegal immigrants gave…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    Reforming the filibuster

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features California congressman Tom McClintock‘s plea for reform of the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rules. The filibuster is fundamentally different today because of two changes to Senate rules—changes that explain the body’s current inability to act. The first…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    Ensuring that government does its jobs well

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains the benefits for our political debate of having a well-functioning bureaucracy. If we are to have a political exchange that amounts to something more than an imaginary exchange between two polar positions held by almost no one…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017
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    Hanson compares California to the Confederate states of old

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about similarities between present-day California and the Confederate states more than 150 years ago. “Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2017