Carolina Journal (page 5)

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    CJ Commentary: Community colleges deliver great value

    In his recent commentary in Carolina Journal, political analyst John Hood cautions North Carolinians not to overlook the value of local community colleges. Hood writes: Many political and education leaders in North Carolina say that our economy would be better off if our level of educational attainment was higher. They’re…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: ‘Politainment’ in the era of Trump

    Last week, guest commentator and professor at NC State University, Andy Taylor, wrote an opinion column in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on the lack of long-term vision in the Republican party despite its current political comfort. According to Taylor: Republicans are in a strong position. The party has the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Medicaid gambit won’t boost Cooper

    Recent polling on Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval ratings gives mixed signals, according to a recent commentary in Carolina Journal by syndicated columnist John Hood. Hood explains the results: [Public Policy Polling]  June 17-18 survey of 610 registered voters put the governor at 40 percent approval and 41 percent disapproval. In…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Raleigh attorneys offer quality legal services to poor from RV

    Seventy percent of North Carolina households have civil legal needs, and according to a recent story in Carolina Journal by reporter Leonard Robinson III, 80 percent of the civil legal needs for low-income populations go unmet. This lack of services means that low-income persons can often go without any…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Americans should be skeptical of single-payer promises

    According to JLF’s Jordan Roberts in his most recent piece for Carolina Journal, Americans should be leery of universal health care’s claims. Roberts’ commentary highlights many reasons why universal health care may not be all it’s cracked up to be. One such reason is the overwhelming cost. Roberts details a…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate votes to repeal Map Act, bill goes to governor

    “The Map Act’s days may be numbered,” writes Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello in her article on the Map Act and the prospective eminent repeal of it. She reports that the North Carolina Senate unanimously voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, a law which bars property owners from…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Gerlach: Vidant and Pitt County should reverse course in legal battle over ECU med school

    This week, Carolina Journal published an update on the UNC-Vidant dispute. The subject of the article is an email to ECU faculty and staff regarding the Vidant issue from East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Brody School of Medicine Dean Dr. Mark Stacy. In their email, Gerlach…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis collaborated on an article about UNC’s laboratory schools. Laboratory schools are a new concept in North Carolina; Marchello and Travis explain them this way: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019