Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Journal article reveals tensions between NCAE and Organize 2020

Organize 2020 is the “social justice caucus” of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the state’s National Education Association affiliate.  Last year, 14 members of Organize 2020 were arrested in downtown Raleigh for sitting in the middle of the road to protest education funding or something.  Citizen journalist A.P. Dillon has chronicled their activitiesContinue Reading






Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn touts Convention of States during N.C. visit

A former U.S. senator who earned national recognition for fighting waste, fraud, and abuse within the federal government is now touting a tool to rein in that government. Tom Coburn visited Raleigh today to help promote the Convention of States. It’s an organization pushing states to support a process spelled out in Article V ofContinue Reading






N.C. retailers take swing at border adjustment tax

Groups advocating for retailers and consumers are lining up to oppose the border adjustment tax, or BAT. It’s under consideration on Capitol Hill as part of a federal tax reform plan. Supporters say the new tax on imports would help promote exports and American-made goods. But critics from the N.C. Retail Merchants Association, Americans forContinue Reading






Wake County middle school worksheet takes a page from the Maury Show

The Maury Show is famous for conducting DNA tests for guests who have doubts about the paternity of their children. Yesterday’s show, for example, was “6 Kids denied…5 men tested…Who’s the father?” Now, a middle school in Wake County is bringing that experience to the classroom. I received a photo of the worksheet from aContinue Reading






Americans for Tax Reform leader labels proposed robot tax ‘stupid’

Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform is no fan of a proposed “robot tax” touted by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Daniel Chaitin reports for the Washington Examiner. “A robot tax is a particularly stupid tax. It is a tax on productivity — a tax on growth,” Grover told the Washington Examiner in an emailContinue Reading






Obamacare’s ballooning costs

Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest evidence of the Affordable Care Act failing to live up to its name. If the federal government fails to fund the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, average premiums for the silver plan would have to rise by 19 percent, according to a Kaiser Family FoundationContinue Reading






Gorsuch prepares

Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on preparations U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has made for his new post. The steady stream of petitions and briefs that make up much of a judge’s typical day will not abate for the high court’s newest member, who was confirmed by the Senate on a 54-45Continue Reading






Revisiting the Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan

Economist Aaron Hedlund argues in a National Review Online column that crafting an “effective, politically viable” plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act should not be as difficult as politicians have suggested in recent weeks. The collapse of the American Health Care Act in the House did nothing to change one fundamental reality:Continue Reading