Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s concern that the State Health Plan for government workers is on “life support” because of massive unfunded obligations. The Daily Journal focuses on the link between regulatory freedom and economic growth in North Carolina.

NC average teacher pay increased significantly since 2014

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week.  Here is a graph detailing average teacher pay trends since 2003:

State education funding reaches $8.64 billion

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week. Here is a chart from that document detailing state education funding from 2003 to 2017:

McCrory on NPR

With President Trump’s recent order lifting federal protections for transgender students in mind, NPR reached out to former Gov. Pat McCrory—who, in case you’ve been in a coma for the last year—signed North Carolina’s infamous HB2. Pretty much since the Trump era Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep has been a bit feisty–in his NPR voiceContinue Reading

National Review cover story touches on corporate America’s reaction to H.B. 2

The latest National Review cover story features Kevin Williamson‘s reaction to an apparent paradox: Given that progressives profess to hate corporations, why are our corporate leaders so progressive? It is easy to understand their taking a self-interested stand against the Trump administration over things such as the H-1B program and visa waivers, which interfere withContinue Reading

Leef highlights Florida property-rights fight

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a property-rights battle involving a Florida beach. Edward and DeLanie Goodwin purchased beachfront property in 1971 and built a house on the land in 1978. They own up to the Mean High Water Line; beyond that, the beach is public property. Thus, they own some dry sand beachContinue Reading

Trump Derangement Syndrome as an actual medical condition

Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker delves into the health care world for his latest column. Mental health professionals are starting to open up in public about the mental health issues among liberals experiencing Trump Derangement Syndrome. The Los Angeles Times, an anti-Trump paper, published an unintentionally revealing article (hat tip: Instapundit) on the extentContinue Reading

Putting the media’s complaints in perspective

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner tweaks colleagues in mainstream media outlets. Most people think their own jobs are hard, but journalists never tire of letting people know just how crucial theirs is and how under appreciated they are. The public, as when listening to a friend who’s always complaining, rolls its eyes. President TrumpContinue Reading