Politics (page 1008)

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    Community college attrition costs NC millions

    In a new report on community college attrition, researchers from the American Institutes of Research estimated that, between 2004 and 2009, North Carolina taxpayers surrendered $150 million to first-year community college students that subsequently dropped out. In total, almost $4 billion in federal, state, and local taxpayer monies in…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
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    Congress can’t keep its hands off MLB

    In 2005, the House Committee on Government Reform conducting hearings on alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) by Major League Baseball players.  The hearings made for good theatre – Sammy Sosa apparently required a translator, Rafael Palmeiro claimed innocence (but later tested positive for PEDs), Mark McGuire repeatedly used…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
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    Upcoming JLF Headliner raises red flags about Romney’s Wall Street ties

    A Raleigh audience will have a chance Dec. 15 to hear from Washington Examiner senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney, the featured speaker for the next John Locke Foundation Headliner event. Today, Carney shares with Examiner readers his concerns about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s ties…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
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    Gizzi looks ahead to the next battle for control of the U.S. House

    John Gizzi of Human Events is crunching the numbers for the 2012 campaign to control the U.S. House of Representatives. Just the numbers of incumbent House members who are leaving their seats next year is enough to dampen the fund-raising appeals of the Democratic…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
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    Hanson looks for the ‘root cause’ of current unrest

    Why are Americans attending Tea Party rallies and occupying Wall Street, while Europeans are engaging in seemingly inexplicable rounds of mob violence? Victor Davis Hanson tries to answer the question in his latest National Review Online column. For the last six decades, constant technological…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about an insurance agent’s claim that the N.C. Insurance Department is mandating “cybersnooping” in connection with online continuing education courses. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that people tied to the Occupy movement don’t understand basic rules of civil society…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
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    Speaking of cronyism …

    If you enjoyed watching the Atlas Network’s Tom Palmer contrast cronyism and free-market capitalism during a presentation this week to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society, you might appreciate The Atlantic’s efforts to document whether members of Congress are reaping unwarranted financial benefits from their public…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that Yadkin County government has boosted its NCTransparency.com grade to A. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ idea of emulating other states by imposing drug testing for welfare.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011