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    FDR Lives

    Speaking of channeling dead presidents, Amity Shlaes of the Financial Times today deftly analyzes John Kerry’s penchant for updating the New Deal.
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    Upon Further Review…

    Safire’s (or Nixon’s) claim makes me wonder which is more likely: That Edwards will be Kerry’s running mate, or that Cheney will be President Bush’s VP candidate? Talk amongst yourselves.
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    How UNC celebrates Valentine’s Day

    It’s all about sex ? groovy, baby. Of course, UNC-CH’s “Center for Healthy Student Behaviors” says it wants to “celebrate and promote healthy relationships and sexual health,” but after the mention of “healthy relationships” that’s the last you hear of it, but after that you’ll happen upon words with…
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    Channeling Richard Nixon

    William Safire says (NYTimes registration required) John Edwards would lose to Dick Cheney in a vice presidential debate.
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    More on Edwards and the Media

    For more on the V-SC Day and the media’s very friendly coverage of it, you can check out John Hood’s National Review column.
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    He Adapted to Shifting Conditions

    For a great example of how someone succeeded after losing his job because of deregulation (in this case, in the broadcast industry), The News & Observer today has an interview with our friend Bob Rogers of Rogers Word Service. An inspirational story simply because he was savvy at using…
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    Here It Comes

    The next revenue trend in public education could be naming rights for high school stadiums. Not novel, but not widespread yet, either.
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004
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    Classic Local Tax/Growth Doublespeak

    The city manager in Greensboro today is quoted as saying that he may have to recommend a property-tax increase this summer to preserve “existing services” because of the weak economic growth in the area. Of course, you’ll recall that rapid growth is frequently cited by cities and counties as…
    Locker Room contributor, February 4, 2004