Archive: Apr 2017 (page 7)

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    Bringing in the big dog to sell the HP baseball stadium

    And that would be —who else could it be—–High Point University president Nido Qubein. Anyone who knows anything about HP knows Nido can sell just about anything. That’s how he got where is. I’ll say this much–when responding to questions about a business article, he once left me the…
    Sam Hieb, April 21, 2017
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    Leef looks into microaggressions

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column examines the growth of “microaggression” as a tool of political complaint. The microaggression concept has been used by progressive student groups to demand changes they want, such as including items on student end-of-term evaluations of professors relating to their use of microaggressions—and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017
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    Deferral Program for Illegal Aliens Driving without Licenses in Orange and Chatham Counties

    The News and Observer Reports that: The Orange-Chatham district attorney’s office is giving some drivers a second chance if they are caught without a license in the two counties. The new policy responds to a state law that bars illegal and undocumented immigrants from getting…
    Jon Guze, April 21, 2017
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    Gboro’s $30m parking deck (and hotel)

    If you missed the Greensboro Council’s debate and discussion over plans to spend $30 million to build a new parking deck that would service a new downtown hotel, then you’re not alone. Fortunately John Hammer of the Rhino Times* was paying attention: The City Council unanimously passed a motion to…
    Sam Hieb, April 21, 2017
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    A breath of fresh air in the targeted incentives debate

    The News & Observer’s coverage of robotics part maker ATI Industrial Automation’s expansion plan includes this great tidbit: Don’t look for any press releases from the state announcing that ATI’s expansion plan has made it eligible for financial incentives. “We have never received anything from the government, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017
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    How the D.C. process helped block Obamacare’s repeal

    Republicans spent more than six years proclaiming their desire to repeal Obamacare before legislation targeting that goal fell apart on Capitol Hill. Did GOP lawmakers lack the competence to move Obamacare repeal legislation? Did they simply lose their nerve once they gained control of both chambers of Congress and the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017
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    Regulatory reform savings keep rolling in

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon tallies the latest numbers linked to the Trump administration’s regulatory reforms. President Donald Trump and Congress have saved an additional $60 billion in regulatory costs by rolling back Obama administration rules, according to a new report. The American Action…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017
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    Now you tell us: Hillary Clinton edition

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online peruses a new account of the failed Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The authors are blunt about how what they observed of Team Clinton behind the scenes was completely different from what most of the public saw: Over the course of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2017