Right Angles Import (page 7)

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    “an increasing amount of the demands for censorship are coming from students”

    Count me among those concerned about the politically correct views and values being drilled into college students these days. Of particular concern is the lack of respect for free speech — all cloaked in the politically correct haze of not wanting anyone to be offended. One of the people who…
    donnamartinez, November 21, 2014
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    It’s Over: John Alexander Wins Wake County Senate District 15 Race

    Democrat Tom Bradshaw was unable to overtake Republican John Alexander in the recount of the Senate District 15 race in Wake County. Alexander is now the official winner, replacing Republican Neal Hunt.  …
    donnamartinez, November 20, 2014
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    The Face Of Unfairness: The People Who Won’t Be Hired Because Of Obamacare

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports here on the reality of Obamacare that faces medium-sized businesses, which will be subject to the mandate in about a year. Already socked with rising premium costs due to Obamacare, Southern Elevator has delayed planned growth and job creation as it contemplates up to…
    donnamartinez, November 20, 2014
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    Why Do We Want More Reform? Simple.

    The News & Observer’s Rob Christensen reviews a new book by proud liberal James Leutze, who is unhappy by actions taken by North Carolina reformers. I suspect he’s also befuddled with voters who just days ago returned many of the reformers to the General Assembly. Let me take this…
    donnamartinez, November 19, 2014
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    Why should parents have to “plead” about where their kids attend school?

    The headline in the Raleigh News & Observer telegraphs what occurs when parents are at the mercy of a one-size-fits-all traditional education system. Wake County parents plead for changes to student assignment proposal   Here’s the reality of not being able to decide for yourself: Jennifer Covington,…
    donnamartinez, November 19, 2014
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    The Instructions Alone Are 60 Pages Long

    State government is a gigantic enterprise, and the more it grows the more complex it gets. Budgeting is a major undertaking on its own, as JLF’s Sarah Curry explains here. Each biennium begins with a set of budget instructions, which vary slightly to meet the objectives of the current…
    donnamartinez, November 18, 2014
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    It’s About The Principle Of Separation Of Powers

    JLF’s Becki Gray does a nice job of adding context to the discussion of the lawsuit filed by Gov. McCrory and former Govs. Hunt and Martin over legislative boards and commission appointments and accountability. Some forget there are three distinct and separate branches of government and it’s important to…
    donnamartinez, November 17, 2014
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    Recount Coming In Wake County Senate District 15 Race?

    Senate District 15 Republican candidate John Alexander looks to have won his race over Democrat Tom Bradshaw, but the margin is just under 1,000 votes. That’s small enough to allow Bradshaw to push for a recount. He reportedly has until 5 pm Monday to make the formal request. If…
    donnamartinez, November 17, 2014