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    Some needed historical perspective on NC gov’t

    From Rhino editor John Hammer, who focuses on two of the six proposed amendments to the N.C. constitution—the ones that ostensibly “represent an attempt by the Republican legislature to usurp power from the Democratic governor…” Bottom line, according to Hammer—“so even if the constitutional amendments pass, Gov. Roy Cooper…
    Sam Hieb, October 25, 2018
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    Mental health in America

    Stat News recently ran an interesting article that offers a somber detail of the state of mental health in America. As if the healthcare industry isn’t complex enough — the intersection of mental health and physical health is presenting new issues…
    Jordan Roberts, October 22, 2018
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    Star power in ad for victims rights constitutional amendment

    None other than Kelsey Grammer—of ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’ fame (and most recently in the Amazon series ‘The Last Tycoon’) speaks out in favor of the proposed N.C. victims’ rights constitutional amendment. Watch the ad below–Grammer explains his very personal reasons for supporting the amendment.
    Sam Hieb, October 22, 2018
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    And Speaking of Startups…

    The Wall Street Journal reports, “Saudi Money Flows Into Silicon Valley—and With It Qualms. The kingdom is now the largest single investor for U.S. startups, an unsettling fact for Silicon Valley.” The report continues: As international backlash grows over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the…
    Jon Guze, October 21, 2018
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    Surprising Result for Durham, NC

    The Center for American Entrepreneurship recently released an interactive online report called, “The Rise of the Startup City.” Aaron Renn provides a summary at Urbanophile.com: The main message of the report is that the US is losing its global dominance in venture capital investing as the real…
    Jon Guze, October 20, 2018
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    Thoughts on the midterm healthcare debate

    Election day for the 2018 midterms is rapidly approaching for what is sure to be another contentious election cycle. The political ads on TV or radio have infiltrated the airwaves and campaign signs line the streets. Health care is one of the most important campaign issues for North Carolinians,…
    Jordan Roberts, October 19, 2018
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    Teen Vogue takes on capitalism

    Academically acclaimed publication outlet Teen Vogue tweeted a link to an article last night titled “Everything you need to know about capitalism” with the comment on the tweet reading “Can’t #endpoverty without ending capitalism!” Some of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 18, 2018
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    Greensboro council ponders regulating scooters

    On the heels of JLF colleague Jon Sanders’ thoughtful post on the scooter situation cities are confronted with these days comes news that the Greensboro City Council is considering regulating scooters downtown: City staff members told them that the Bird scooter company in August dropped off 100 scooters…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2018