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  • ‘Losing’ Apple doesn’t mean NC is a loser. Far from it.

    In the last decade, North Carolina policymakers have adopted economic growth policies. We’ve witnessed impressive results from it.
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2018, 277 words
  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights truth-telling professor

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about a professor punished for telling the truth. That famous line from the movie A Few Good Men—“You can’t handle the truth!”—applies more and more to the world of higher education. If you doubt that, consider the case of professor Samuel Abrams…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018, 228 words
  • Bringing back congressional earmarks

    With Democrats set to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on their plan to revive a discarded piece of past federal budgets. House Democrats are eager to revive the notorious earmark, which is any provision that allocates cash to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018, 247 words
  • An alternative to Twitter

    Celine Ryan writes for the Daily Caller about the latest developments surrounding a social media company that functions as an alternative to Twitter. After an unexpected surge of new users caused some technical difficulties earlier in the week, the new app that some are calling the answer to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018, 250 words
  • Minimum wage rhetoric and reality

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online probes the real impact of the government-mandated minimum wage. There exists a vast hierarchy of values assigned to each and every good and service in the marketplace, and everybody gets to choose for himself what value he attaches to each product. He…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018, 323 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. legislators have loosed restrictions on the state’s targeted tax incentive program for economic development. Jon Sanders explains why that’s a bad idea during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops offers a firsthand account of North Carolina’s charter school development process. UNC-Chapel Hill business…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018, 95 words
  • $4 million (more) to widen U.S. 70 for Publix

    Greensboro News & Recordreports the Greensboro-area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to “boost the budget” by $4 million to widen U.S. 70 in guilford County to accommodate a planned Publix distribution center: Among other benefits, the 1.2-mile highway project will help serve the Publix development, said Mike Mills, a division…
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018, 145 words
  • Fox News gives Crazy Bernie equal time

    Sorry our liberal friends missed ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ last night. Baier conducts a seven-minute interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders on various subjects, including Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen war and the potential government shutdown. So much for Fox News being a mouthpiece for the Trump administration.
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018, 48 words
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