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Vaccine Bill is DEAD

This press release was just released from the NC Senate…. After Listening to Feedback from Constituents, Sponsors Decide to Stop Vaccine Bill   Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), Sen. Tamara Barringer (R-Wake), and Sen. Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe), the primary sponsors of Senate Bill 346, issued the following joint statement Wednesday:   “AfterContinue Reading

I know I might get branded as a homophobe for this but here goes…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Mercedes’ decision saves North Carolina taxpayers over $18 million and North Carolina businesses much more

It was announced on Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz has decided to move its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, GA and not to the Raleigh area, as many were hoping. According to this article  in the Triangle Business Journal, Georgia offered the company $23 million in corporate welfare payments while Governor McCrory was only willingContinue Reading

Break Time Over in the Faculty Lounge

Last week, NC Senators Tom McInnis and Andrew Brock introduced a bill (SB 593) to raise faculty workloads in the UNC system to eight courses per year. That is a gigantic increase over the roughly five per year they now teach on average. (It has some readers hopping mad over at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Daily TarContinue Reading

Intriguing: homeschooling on the rise among black families

Martin Morse Wooster writes about that development here. Evidently, more black families are coming to the conclusion that public schools are poor learning environments, especially for boys. If this trend continues, the education blob will find itself badly weakened.

College students are in the best of hands!

At EconLog, Brian Caplan posts some disturbing results from a survey of professors at American universities: 18% of the social scientists in general, and 25% of sociologists in particular, described themselves as “Marxists.” As Brian notes: If 18% of biologists believed in creationism, that would be a big deal. Why? Because creationism is nonsense. Similarly, if 18% of socialContinue Reading

Using sob-stories to keep state film subsidies going

Whenever government subsidies anything, one result is that the beneficiaries will starting using all kinds of rhetorical deception and flim-flammery to keep the subsidies going. They’ll say that the subsidies are “good for the state” (or the country) when in fact  they’re good for a tiny number of individuals in the state. In this post,Continue Reading

Could NC’s controversial Map Act be on its way out?

The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday took the first step toward making the Map Act history by giving it a favorable report. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rayne Brown, R-Davidson, now goes to the House Finance Committee for further review. Brown said she toured an area in Forsyth County where the Map Act has beenContinue Reading