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Mitch Kokai

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They might ‘change the world,’ but it doesn’t make them good

The latest TIME features “10 Ideas That Will Change the World.” While some sound interesting, others raise some red flags. If you still think the Global TransPark was a good idea, you might like the aerotropolis concept TIME touts. TransPark backer John Kasarda is a key aerotropolis promoter. Another dubious idea comes from one ofContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report previews the week ahead for the N.C. legislature. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers a progress report on the General Assembly’s new Republican majority.






Perdue to allow school testing bill to become law without her signature

Veto No. 3 will have to wait, as Gov. Beverly Perdue has decided not to challenge a bill to scrap four N.C. high school end-of-course tests. Terry Stoops has argued for a “repeal and replace” strategy that would allow for nationally normed tests to replace those targeted by the legislation.






New at CJO: The legislative week recapped

Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report reviews this week’s action from the N.C. General Assembly.






Rubio and the ‘terrible way to run government’

Freshman U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is among those members of Congress who are sick of the series of continuing resolutions put forward as alternatives to a new, more scaled-back federal budget. As Human Events reports: One Republican who had the courage to lay off the sauce this time was Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.Continue Reading






New at CJO: Public school principal recruits parents to fight charter school bill

Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a Haywood County public school principal who sent a letter home with students urging their parents to fight a bill to lift the state’s public charter school cap.






‘Must-read’ piece on ObamaCare repudiation now linked

Nearly three weeks ago, I suggested Attorney General Roy Cooper might benefit from reading Tevi Troy’s Commentary article on the repudiation of the year-old federal health care reform law. Given the events that have transpired since that blog entry, perhaps Gov. Beverly Perdue ought to take time to read the piece as well. You’ll findContinue Reading






York examines unions’ attempts to link their cause to the civil rights movement

Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article explains that national union leaders are trying to link their political priority list to the civil rights movement. The AFL-CIO is advising member unions to come up with activities to stress ties between big labor and the civil rights movement. AFL-CIO planners suggest that local labor leaders team upContinue Reading






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