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  • Dear me, the N&O editors have lost all faith in Obamacare

    Four years ago, the editors of the N&O said Obamacare "will work and people will like it and wonder why it took so long to put something as sensible as the Affordable Care Act into place." Now they want to replace it with something else. What happened?
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2017, 689 words
  • Triad’s Amazon HQ2 pitch

    #TriadisPrime—“perhaps the largest collaborative recruitment effort by the Triad’s four economic-development groups: Piedmont Triad Partnership, Winston-Salem Business Inc., High Point Economic Development Corp. and Greensboro Chamber of Commerce”—as the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
    Sam Hieb, October 20, 2017, 32 words
  • N&O publishes abysmal op-ed on N.C. Innovative School District

    Someone at the News & Observer thought it was a good idea to publish a second-rate op-ed attacking the N.C. Innovative School District.  The piece was written by UNC-Chapel Hill education professor Brian Gibbs.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Gibbs assumes…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2017, 496 words
  • Surprise! Obama’s attempt to create school suspension quotas causes problems

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon details results of a disturbing new study. A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) casts doubt on the success of an Obama-era guidance meant to reduce racial disparity in school suspensions, arguing that it did…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017, 280 words
  • Obama administration under microscope in connection with ‘Trump dossier’

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller reports on recent developments in a congressional investigation of the last presidential administration. Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017, 201 words
  • The danger of diversocrats

    Heather MacDonald explains at National Review Online why a single-minded pursuit of diversity does not advance the cause of science. Why not appreciate seeing the best-trained scholar in front of your classroom? Any female who thinks that she needs a female in front of her in order to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017, 316 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is betting millions of dollars on the viability of a passenger-only ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Rick Henderson analyzes the proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders questions N.C. lawmakers’ decision to extend the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017, 107 words
  • High Point reveals downtown stadium Plan B

    News & Record reports High point has announced it will continue on with its tax-increment financing plan to fund the proposed $35 million downtown baseball stadium—without Guilford County’s help. City leaders now have a “Plan B” for building a baseball stadium, the anchor of a $200 million economic redevelopment…
    Sam Hieb, October 19, 2017, 274 words
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