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    More To Say About the Modern Utopia, Sir

    Sir Thomas More’s book,…
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    Who Knew Taxes Could Be So Funny

    This Winston-Salem Journal story about the Senate’s tax package contains this hilarious quote from Sen. Tom Apodaca. Republicans are already making fun of the plan. Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, pointed out that the Senate package would raise a fee for health screenings for newborns from $10 to $14…
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    British Elections

    For any of you who missed last night’s coverage of the British National Elections, I am truly sorry. Our own election coverage is not nearly so entertaining. Despite there being many contenders for my favorite part of last night’s coverage – including very blunt language exchanged between MPs and anchors,…
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    Maryland gasholes

    The state of Maryland, which, like North Carolina, has a law preventing the sale of gasoline below cost, has forced gas stations in St. Mary’s County to raise prices. Naturally, citizens are not happy.
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    Rangel Wrangle

    Rep. Charlie Rangel seems to be trying to come to the defense of members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are no longer voting in lockstep with left-wing economics. But the results are a bit unfortunate: A recent editorial on BlackCommentator.com criticized caucus members who voted for the bankruptcy…
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    Argue the facts, argue the law, argue Haliburton

    The Christian Science Monitor had a fascinating front-page feature the other day. The headline accurately sums it up: ?Despite hardships of war, many soldiers reenlist.? It gives a few anecdotal examples of soldiers, Marines even National Guardsmen deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan that, perhaps contrary to expectations, are choosing…
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    Now they can raid even more…

    …from the “State Budget Balancing Fund” – aka, the state Highway Fund! The Senate’s proposed budget includes increases in just about every fee that North Carolinians pay to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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    Re: Media’s Love of Government

    Here’s how I fulfill my own “critical needs:” Politicians are thieves, public education sucks, “American Idol” is lame this year, the Yankees stink, liberals are a bunch of whiners, President Bush is too “big government”……