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    North Carolina’s voter ID law on trial

    The trial phase of Holmes v. Moore, a lawsuit over North Carolina’s voter ID law, began in Raleigh today. It is expected to last about two weeks. North Carolina’s voter ID law allows for a wide variety of photo IDs to be…
    Andy Jackson, April 12, 2021
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    Do the wealthy really not pay their ‘fair share’ of federal taxes?

    The Tax Foundation is a great resource for factual data on who pays federal taxes — and who doesn’t. Be armed with the facts when you hear progressive Democrats such as our president call for tax hikes on higher earners because they don’t ‘pay their fair share.’ Let’s have…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021
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    How will billions in education funding be spent under the American Rescue Plan? Probably not well.

    So how much of the $1.9 trillion America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) goes to K-12 education?  The PIE Network (Policy Innovation in Education) produced a helpful graphic which details how ARPA money is distributed to states, local school districts and other K-12 entities. As is apparent from the graphic, Local…
    Bob Luebke, March 18, 2021
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    Entrepreneurship is on the rise in NC

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. Plato is credited with first espousing this principle over 2,300 years ago. The pandemic has proven the wisdom of it for our time. For the past year, we’ve had to rethink almost the entirety of our lives, from work and school to social…
    Brooke Medina, March 15, 2021
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    Will North Carolina join the growing constitutional carry crowd?

    The General Assembly has two firearm bills on the calendar for March 9. H.B. 48 and H.B. 49 should pass the House on March 10. In the interest of public safety, H.B. 48 gives certain trained medical first responders…
    Ray Nothstine, March 9, 2021
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    Government planners’ vaccine problem

    The HotAir.com contributor known as Allahpundit highlights a problem plaguing state-level government nannies. We already know what it is, but it’s encouraging to see America’s most influential newspaper pinpoint it. The first step is admitting you have a problem. If the Times thinks it’s time to be less…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2021
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    Read Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s statement on “divisive” social studies standards

    Social studies standards for North Carolina are under fire, as reported by Carolina Journal last week. A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity,…
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
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    Veterans Day Flashback

    Two years ago, in a Veterans Day piece called “Remembering World War I,” I  suggested that the Great War and its aftermath has something important to teach us about the value and fragility of our liberal, democratic institutions. Sadly, the need to learn that lesson is even more urgent today…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2020