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    Tip o’ the cap to NC taxpayers

    UNC-Chapel Hill wants to “raise its out-of-state enrollment cap” to 22 percent from 18 percent. In other words, UNC-CH wants to cut an additional 4 percent of slots available to North Carolinians in their public university. State lawmakers want to add insult to injury by extending in-state tuition to UNC-CH…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Coulter controversy

    Here’s another example of the left finally “getting” a conservative critique of their policies — after finding themselves in the usual position conservatives have been. (The most prominent example has been the left’s rediscovery of speech rights on campus after finding their anti-American tirades no longer tolerated — conservatives had…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Very Good News on Social Security

    Robert Novak has some great news in his latest syndicated column for the Chicago Sun Times. It seems that Rep. Jim DeMint, who is preparing a bid for Fritz Hollings’ Senate seat down in South Carolina, is filing his usual legislation for private Social Security accounts. What’s interesting is…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    A Good Briefing on Medical Savings

    You’ve probably heard the jargon and perhaps the underlying theory behind medical savings accounts as an alternative to big-government solutions or even to tax-preferred insurance in health care. There are lots of different kinds of medical accounts: MSAs, HRAs, FSAs, HRRAs, etc. A good, quick primer on the issue…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Search terms: student nose ‘monkey nut’

    When students protest college costs on this side of the Atlantic, the university provides them refreshments, lends them band equipment, even gives them bus rides. Weenies. Look what this chap did: pushed a monkey nut with his nose down Downing Street to protest student debt. He said he would…
    Locker Room contributor, September 12, 2003
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    Prof busted for child porn

    From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education online: ———- An adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati was arrested on Tuesday after police officers found on his personal computer what they described as hundreds of images and several videos depicting children, some as young as infants, engaged in sexual…
    Locker Room contributor, September 11, 2003
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    Critical Research Findings from UNC!

    Now I see why it’s so important to keep the teaching loads of UNC professors low. They’re really busy doing research that is crucial to the country’s future. As an example, check out this news item about research done by Prof. C.A. Tuggle, who teaches journalism at UNC. I…
    Locker Room contributor, September 10, 2003
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    Drew Cline vs. Era of Big GOP Govt.

    Now at The Union Leader of Manchester, former Carolina Journal editor and long-time Locke staff member Andrew Cline got Rush Limbaugh and the GOP’s attention with his blistering editorials on how the party of Reagan has forsaken its limited-government roots for me-too big-government pandering. Limbaugh discussed…
    Locker Room contributor, September 10, 2003