Archive: Nov 2012 (page 8)

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    Re: GPAC ‘cultural trust’

    Latest on proposed downtown Greensboro performing arts center: City will own it, highest-paid city employee Matt Brown and his coliseum staff will manage it, but a ‘cultural arts trust’ will be formed to operate it. So 21st century, says Community Foundation president Walker Sanders. Don’t know who they think…
    Sam Hieb, November 27, 2012
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    It Would Be Nice If The Speech Police Had An Answer To This Question

    The folks at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) have a great essay contest for high schools juniors and seniors. I only wish the speech police would answer the question. What is the essay question? Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities? Using…
    donnamartinez, November 27, 2012
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    US Airways fleet news: Of 737-300s and A350-800s

    Out: On November 28 1984, Boeing began deliveries of the second generation of the legendary 737. The first customer of the new aircraft, the 737-300? US Air, as it was then called. (Piedmont Airlines would take its 737-300 in April 1985.) The 737-300 era at US Airways is now coming…
    Michael Lowrey, November 27, 2012
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    An obit for “national greatness conservatism”

    Cato’s Gene Healy writes about the demise (let us hope!) of the so-called national greatness conservatism movement. The NGC proponents insisted that it wasn’t a “governing philosophy” for the state to protect the rights of individuals and otherwise leave them alone. No — the government needed to have Great…
    George Leef, November 27, 2012
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    Sex and contraceptives – for adolescents

    Greg Pfundstien writes on NRO that the American Academy of Pediatricians, in response to high teen pregnancy rates, endorses Plan B and other emergency cotraceptives.  Problem is – they don’t work to reduce teen pregnancy rates.  But they do push an agenda from the academy and apparently the Obama…
    Becki Gray, November 27, 2012
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    Top legislative issues take issue with Perdue’s Dix proposal

    The top leaders in the General Assembly, both Republicans, have taken issue with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s efforts to transfer the Dorothea Dix campus to the city of Raleigh for a major city park. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, said: “The Dorothea Dix campus is a historically…
    Barry Smith, November 27, 2012
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    Re: Fayetteville State and entrepreneurship

    If you read the name Edward Stringham in today’s lead Carolina Journal Online news story and thought it sounded familiar, your memory is good. Stringham addressed the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society in 2010 on the theme of economic freedom. Among the topics addressed during his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    N&O: Have sympathy for Judge Abe Jones

    Earlier this month, Wake County Superior Court judge Abe Jones lost his reelection bid to Wake County public defender Bryan Collins.  The election results give the News & Observer an opportunity to paint Jones as a victim of conniving judges, racist attorneys, and an unsympathetic bar association. In July,…
    Terry Stoops, November 27, 2012