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  • Martin Center column explores UNC system politics

    Shannon Watkins writes for the Martin Center about politics within the UNC system. Once upon a time, there was a happy, sleepy university system in which nobody quarreled. The Board of Governors rubberstamped whatever the President wanted, the legislature gladly handed over whatever sums the President asked for, and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2018, 248 words
  • Mulvaney’s positive impact in D.C.

    Scott Johnson of the Power Line blog highlights one of the Trump administration’s all-stars. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is one of the all-stars among President Trump’s cabinet level appointees. President Trump had the inspired idea to appoint him acting director of the constitutional monstrosity known as the Consumer…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2018, 195 words
  • Warren’s Fauxcahontas problem

    Annie Linskey of the Boston Globe explains why U.S. senator and likely Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren can’t escape her past — real and imagined. There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a reelection campaign in Massachusetts this…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2018, 323 words
  • One big fan of government shutdowns

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner explains why he’s not losing any sleep over a federal government shutdown. The partial shutdown of the U.S. government that started Saturday is a testament to the inability of our two major political parties to do anything but kowtow to their respective…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2018, 214 words
  • “That’s a problem that’s on us.”

    When I was a kid growing up in St. Louis, we used to take a sort of grim pride in the fact that our home town was always at or near the top of the FBI’s statistical reports for homicide and other violent crimes. Now that it’s my granddaughter who’s…
    Jon Guze, January 20, 2018, 292 words
  • New “Think Gender” Think Tank Opens at Duke

    According to the announcement at Duke’s Student Affairs website: The Women’s Center and Duke Student Government will be facilitating a think tank for all groups on campus who are committed to fostering an inclusive Duke experience for all students. We will discuss ways on how…
    Jon Guze, January 19, 2018, 406 words
  • The transformation of Superintendent Pascal Mubenga

    Durham Public Schools (DPS) superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga raise some eyebrows with his recent remarks about charter schools.  According to the News & Observer, If parents would check charter school achievement data, they would see for themselves that those schools are not serving students well, he said. “Go on…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2018, 286 words
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