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    Religious extremists at UNC urged to take action on Moore film

    The following dispatch was sent out on the “Progressive” listserv for UNC-Chapel Hill’s bevy of socialist faculty and students. The subject line is in the original: From: “Neesha Mirchandani” [address withheld at the Lockerroom] Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 15:12:56 -0400 To: “Progressive Students and Faculty” Cc: Subject:…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    Re: Submitted for your approval (SC Governor)

    Here’s the South Carolina governor with the over-70-percent approval rating: Appearing with him are the pigs “Pork” and “Barrel.” They accompanied the governor to the statehouse after the legislature overturned 105 of the 106 vetoes to the state budget that Sanford had made (restoring nearly all of the $36…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    NC Earns a D on Small Claims Court

    In May, the legal reform group HALT released a “report card” on the 50 states with respect to their small claims court systems. You can read the report here. North Carolina did not fare very well, earning a D. The analysis looked at six different factors, with the most…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    Submitted for your approval

    To find a Carolina governor who truly is popular with average voters, you have to journey south to study Mark Sanford, a tax-cutting South Carolinian whose approval ratings are above 70 percent. At this point, I?d have to say that Sanford?s 2006 re-election campaign will be his race…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    CLI Site

    As you all know, very soon the Center for Local Innovation will have its own website at www.localinnovation.org. (It’s not live yet.) If anybody sees anything that looks like it would be of interest to local politics (opinions, articles from other papers or articles you write for CJ) let me…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    What you think you know about college tuition: wrong

    An indispensable piece in today’s USA Today about the declining cost of higher education. Right, declining. That?s what I mean.
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    Solomon’s Temple

    Did you know that a former Chapel Hill drug dealer is now the spiritual leader of thousands of evangelicals — including many political leaders and news media — in Washington, D.C.? Former UNC “marginal” student Lon Solomon, whom many fraternity buddies thought was more likely to end up in…
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004
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    Communications breakdown

    Here?s how politicians get away with saying some pretty ridiculous things. First, they travel far away from the seat of government and the nosy capital press corps. Second, they draw in a crowd of local folks and local media not used to covering the politician and his or her issues.
    Locker Room contributor, June 28, 2004