Classic Locker Room Import (page 7)

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    Barone urges NPR to embrace the end of taxpayer funding

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column explains why NPR should urge Congress to end taxpayer subsidies for public broadcasting: NPR’s response to defunding threats has been incoherent. Its spokesmen point out that NPR itself receives relatively little public money. But then they saying defunding would…
    Locker Room contributor, March 9, 2011
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    Beware of people trying to halt debate

    The cover story in Phi Beta Kappa?s latest issue of The Key Reporter examines the issue of ?rude democracy? and methods for dealing with it. Author Susan Herbst, who will soon become the new president of the University of Connecticut, doesn?t buy into the false argument that…
    Locker Room contributor, March 9, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details the N.C. Court of Appeals’ decision to halt state plans to take 300 acres of coastal property that would otherwise pass to a family of African-American heirs. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why bringing North Carolina education policies…
    Locker Room contributor, March 9, 2011
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    New CJO report: Lawmakers fight ObamaCare, pursue bill to implement part of it

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on the Republican-led General Assembly’s efforts on two health-related fronts. While searching for votes to override the governor’s veto on a bill to exempt North Carolina from federal health insurance mandates, they’re pursuing legislation to set up new mandated health benefit exchanges.
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Good analogy on government’s addiction to spending

    In this piece, Richard Rahn compares the spending addition of most politicians in Washington to a drunk who is told that if he stops drinking, he’ll feel bad and therefore keeps boozing it up — which is killing him. The spendaholics, desperate to shore up public support for their…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Liberals Say the Darndest Things, Part III

    It has been quite a couple of days for videos of liberals saying incredibly stupid stuff. First, James O’Keefe catches an NPR exec admitting that the public broadcaster would be better off without federal $ (below), and, as Jon posted below, Harry Reid praised the economic benefits of investing in…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Sen. Reid puts the choice before us in stark terms

    After reading Reid’s remarks, I see we as a nation have reached a fiscal T-intersection. We can be “mean-spirited” and reactionary against running $500-Billion-plus deficits annually for the foreseeable future, -OR- we can have publicly funded Cowboy Poetry Festivals and other neat activities on Titanic. Choose wisely:…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    NPR suffers major foot-in-mouth disease epidemic

    James O’Keefe–the fake pimp from the infamous ACORN videos–has now gone undercover as a member of a Muslim Brotherhood front group seeking to help NPR fend off Republicans. He gets top NPR exec Ron Schiller in a talkative mood–and Schiller describes how NPR no longer needs federal dollars and how…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011