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  • NPR report on sexual harassment claims against Mel Watt

    For starters I have to ask why was swamp creature Mel Watt—who serves as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency— not drained when the Trump administration took over? For whatever reason he wasn’t, and now the former 12th District congressman is facing sexual harassment charges and his accuser…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2018, 296 words
  • Carolina Journal: Hoke County High School tests panic button app in active shooter drill

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal that Hoke County High School in Raeford tested out the Rave Panic Button app in an active shooter drill on Monday. Rave Mobile Safety designed the app five years ago as a way to bridge the gap between school staff and law…
    Anna Manning, August 21, 2018, 359 words
  • North Carolina murder rates fare well against other cities

    JLF’s Jon Guze compares murder rates in cities across the nation to cities in North Carolina using an online analytical tool at AmericanViolence.org. Here are the top 10 cities for 2017 along with each city’s average for 2012-2017. (The numbers represent murders/100,000 residents.)            …
    Anna Manning, August 21, 2018, 236 words
  • Go get that degree in Community, Liberation, and Ecopsychology!

    Pacifica Graduate Institute for the win!      …
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2018, 6 words
  • Why did Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools superintendent Larry Cartner resign?

    Last week, Larry Cartner resigned as superintendent of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools (ECPPS). The resignation came two weeks before the district starts classes.  The ECPPS school board refuses to discuss the circumstances of his resignation because it is a personnel matter. Cartner became ECPPS superintendent in 2015 after working…
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2018, 284 words
  • Recovering trust to reduce taxes

    If we ask government to do less, it will naturally shrink. I keep returning to this basic idea of Richard Cornuelle, who dedicated the bulk of his life to spurring private, non-market-based competition with government. The John Locke Foundation’s mission is to “transform government through competition…[and establish] a better balance…
    Joseph Coletti, August 21, 2018, 259 words
  • Education Next poll: Support for school choice is growing, walkouts mattered

    The annual Education Next poll is good news for school choice advocates.  According to the AP, Forty-four percent of respondents in the poll conducted in May said they support the expansion of charter schools, compared to 39 percent in 2017. The gain of 5 percentage points, however, did not…
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2018, 366 words
  • Actors and acting

    David Marcus of the Federalist yearns for the days when actors secured acting roles because they could act. For as long as there have been actors, there have been forces trying to determine how people should act. In the Elizabethan period, it was illegal for women to appear…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2018, 263 words
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