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  • The end of the road for criminal ordinances?

    What do off-leash dogs, screeching tires, and begging have in common? All three can earn you a criminal record in North Carolina. Last month, Professor Jessica Smith (UNC School of Government) shared a number of wonderful insights into the prosecution of ordinance violations in North Carolina in a blog post…
    Mike Schietzelt, April 23, 2019, 308 words
  • “Why has college cost increased so much in last 40 years?”

    Chris Arnade posed that question on Twitter. Tim Duy’s response seems about right to me: At a very basic level, I think the fundamental issue is that we switched from subsidizing supply via state support for higher education to subsidizing demand via easy access to student…
    Jon Guze, April 23, 2019, 62 words
  • And the loser is–drumroll please—Charlotte Area Transit System

    Antiplanner posts his list of the nations’ worst transit agencies: Applying these four criteria to the transit agencies that carry more than 20 million riders a year, the nation’s worst managed transit agency is (drumroll please) — the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). VTA is fifth-worst, with Sacramento, Cleveland,…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2019, 247 words
  • UNC names ‘safety commission’ to eradicate hate

    Durham Herald-Sun reports: UNC interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Monday named the members of a new commission to look at campus policing and said the university has hired an outside consultant to review incidents of the past several months, most of them involving Silent Sam. Immediately, some students and…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2019, 198 words
  • The N&O published a very deceitful piece on film tax incentives

    The headline is an outright lie. Then, the flimsy rationale for the lying headline is highly misleading. And it just doesn't get any better from there.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2019, 440 words
  • Progressives’ latest good-for-thee, not-for-me moment

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller highlights the latest negative news about congressional progressives. House progressives are violating congressional rules by using a dark money group to help accomplish their caucus’s legislative goals, experts told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The leaders of the 97-member Congressional Progressive Caucus…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019, 217 words
  • The Mueller report and the ‘absurdity of the governing class’

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains that the Mueller report teaches a valuable lesson about the American governing class. [L]et’s think about part one of the Mueller report: the finding of no collusion. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. It was all a hoax — paid in part…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019, 277 words
  • Sanders as the Democratic Trump

    Matthew Continetti explains at National Review Online why U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ latest presidential bid seems familiar. Trump shook the Republican Party to its foundations. He forced it to recognize his power, drawn not from Beltway credentials but from the Republican voter base. It was not that Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019, 297 words
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