Right Angles Import (page 8)

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    67,000 Students and Counting

    Despite opposition from the Big Education bureaucrats in our state, public charter schools are thriving. Nearly 150 now exist, with more in the pipeline. Sixty-seven thousand students are now being educated in charters. And what is key is that, if these students and their parents believe the school isn’t meeting…
    donnamartinez, November 14, 2014
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    Waiting To Be Offended

    Interesting piece by Clark Ross, writing at popecenter.org. You may recall that students at Smith protested the 2014 graduation invitation to Christine Lagarde, the first female to serve as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), seemingly on the premise that the IMF has not done enough…
    donnamartinez, November 14, 2014
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    “We have 380 to 390 bills sitting on (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid’s desk”

    So much for the obstructionist U.S. House. From 8th District Rep. Richard Hudson comes the facts about the obstructionist U.S. Senate.  “I was encouraged by the results election night because I felt like the voters rewarded house Republicans for actually doing work and voters showed their displeasure with senate…
    donnamartinez, November 12, 2014
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    What Will Clay Aiken Say To These Folks?

    Thanks to Rick Henderson’s research for his Dispatches From the Campaign Trail blog, we know that some Hollywood types who supported Democrat Clay Aiken in his unsuccessful run against Republican Renee Ellmers are upset. Here’s why. Actor-producer Steven Tyler organized a Los Angeles fundraiser for Aiken’s campaign, and…
    donnamartinez, November 10, 2014
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    Audit: Lax NCDOT Retread Contracts Cost Taxpayers

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith delivers $89,000 worth of bad news for taxpayers. Late last month, State Auditor Beth Wood produced an audit finding that the state Division of Purchase and Contract had lax oversight of retread contracts, letting the contractor raise its prices 30 percent price increase while producing…
    donnamartinez, November 10, 2014
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    Monday In Raleigh: Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol Analyzes Election Results

    Join the John Locke Foundation Monday for an analysis of 2014 midterm election results by the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. Register here. Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 Price: $40 Join us for a post-election analysis with one of the…
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2014
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    They have to be enticed with a “shirtless male model” to vote?

    So much for maturity at NC State.  Attention, students of North Carolina State University: The #CosmoVotes party bus is coming for you. On Election Day, a bus decked out with snacks, swag, and models (hi, this is Cosmo) will roll up to North Carolina State University, the winner of…
    donnamartinez, November 3, 2014
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    Nonsensical Environmentalists: Fido Bad For The Planet

    If you’ve ever had a dog you know how much pure emotion they produce in you every time they look into your eyes or get caught snuggled up on the bed when they’re supposed to be on the floor. Well, the Leftist environmental movement has decided that dogs —…
    donnamartinez, November 3, 2014