Right Angles Import (page 9)

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    “just very far from reality”

    Fact of fiction? The Left’s narrative about education funding includes the notion that paring back the budget for the behemoth Department of Public Instruction damages the classroom. Not so, says Dr. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research and education studies. Stoops refuted the Left’s often-used attack…
    donnamartinez, November 3, 2014
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    What To Look For Tuesday Night

    JLF’s Becki Gray weighs in today on the midterm election, what’s at stake in terms of legislative action and policy decisions, and what the results could signal. I believe if Republicans lose no more than eight seats in the House and four in the Senate, they can consider it…
    donnamartinez, October 31, 2014
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    Nov. 10 In Raleigh: Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol On Election Results

    You’re invited to hear election perspective from one of the most respected national analysts working today: Bill Kristol. Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 – View Map Price: $40 – Purchase tickets here. Join us…
    donnamartinez, October 28, 2014
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    Did UNC’s academic/athletic malfeasance start in 1993?

    The staggering finding by Kenneth L. Wainstein’s investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill’s “shadow curriculum” for athletes — discussed in some detail by Jane Shaw at the Pope Center — was that it lasted not one year, not a few years, but an entire generation, from 1993 to 2011, involving (and…
    Jon Sanders, October 28, 2014
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    A Sure Sign Regulators Have Over-Stepped

    Teeth whitening — who can provide the service in our state and who can’t — is now the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case. The N.C. Board of Dental Examiners wants to keep non-dentists from providing the service. Carolina Journal reported on the case/issue in 2012. The eight-member dental…
    donnamartinez, October 28, 2014
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    Some Have Just Given Up Hope

    There was a time when Americans presumed they would be better off than their parents, and parents hoped they would live to see the day when their kids prospered. But is that still possible today? Is there an expectation that if you work hard, you will naturally prosper? There are…
    donnamartinez, October 27, 2014
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    Will We Rub Our Hands And Wait, Or Will We Act?

    Having grown up in a working class family where money was always short and we sometimes went without, I am particularly drawn to writing about how best to help the poor. That’s why I read this column distributed to the Herald-Sun by the progressives at N.C. Policy Watch and…
    donnamartinez, October 24, 2014
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    “I think that is extremely disingenuous and extremely inappropriate”

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports today on disturbing information about a possible plan to disrupt voting in North Carolina. As early voting opens for the 2014 general election, an attorney representing the state in the lawsuit fighting state election law reforms is seeking further information regarding statements made earlier…
    donnamartinez, October 23, 2014