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    Public Schools, Baptists, the NEA, and Me

    I find myself in the odd position of being in agreement with North Carolina public schools, the Baptists, and the National Education Association on certain aspects of No Child Left Behind. Well, OK, the whole law. I understand that you can?t be against a law that has good intentions,…
    Locker Room contributor, May 13, 2004
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    Junk Science hits the Big Screen

    The Day After Tomorrow promises to “raise awareness” and most likely paranoia about the threat of global warming.
    Locker Room contributor, May 13, 2004
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    New catch-phrase: ?Keep those slugs away from my spawn!?

    Folks in rural Columbus County say they may have discovered the ultimate ?alternative crop? to replace tobacco: mushrooms. One farmer talks about his bumper crop of fungus this year here, including his sale of product at an amazing $8 a pound to a restaurant in Carrboro. No, I can…
    Locker Room contributor, May 13, 2004
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    Must reading — unfortunately — on Iraq

    In Wednesday?s Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins professor Fouad Ajami had an op-ed on the situation in Iraq that is simply must-reading for anyone trying to sort it all out from afar (both geographically and culturally). Unfortunately, the piece is not online unless you are a WSJ subscriber, so pass…
    Locker Room contributor, May 13, 2004
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    Re: Sowell and Brown

    Brown v. Board is one of those cases that was decided the right way, but for the wrong reasons. I couldn’t agree more that it was unconstitutional for states to maintain “separate but equal” school systems. The problem is that the Court’s decision wasn’t grounded in the Constitution at all,…
    Locker Room contributor, May 13, 2004
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    One the classical stylings of one D. Rumsfeld

    The AP reports that two San Francisco musicians have set Donald Rumsfeld’s press conference responses to music ? chamber music. Not that they’re fans of his; they pull out the “sell a war that is not justified” malarkey you’d expect from an artist in San Francisco. Still, they seem…
    Locker Room contributor, May 12, 2004
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    Bullies for Vouchers

    This piece from The Christian Science Monitor has a Hillsborough dateline, but a Carrboro mindset. Seems there are bullies in the public schools — five years after Columbine — and, yes, the problem is growing: Public schools’ competition against both private schools and the voucher system may make it less…
    Locker Room contributor, May 12, 2004
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    NY Times confused by that pesky inverse relationship between crime and imprisonment

    According to the Times: Almost 10 percent of all inmates in state and federal prisons are serving life sentences, an increase of 83 percent from 1992, according to a report released yesterday by the Sentencing Project, a prison research and advocacy group. … The increase is not the result…
    Locker Room contributor, May 12, 2004