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    But high-paid NC govt peeps…

    … said this would never happen! Yahoo! news has a photo slideshow of the capture of Saddam Hussein, and several photos show celebrations erupting in Iraq. One (I’d provide a link but it keeps changing as Yahoo! adds more photos) included a caption that began with: “Iraqis dance in…
    Locker Room contributor, December 15, 2003
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    Here’s the Irony of the Day

    Retired Gen. and Clinton-stalking-horse-kinda Wesley Clark was reacting yesterday to the capture of Saddam Hussein. While congratulating the troops on a job well done, Clark restated his opposition to the campaign in Iraq, which was based on the idea that it was unnecessary and did not advance U.S. interests or…
    Locker Room contributor, December 15, 2003
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    School Choice Lifts Us Up.

    I mentioned my recent visit to the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix. Just this week, Goldwater has published two new studies on school choice. The first study takes a look at a decade of choice in the state of Arizona. A conclusion of the second study is that…
    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    place

    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    Justice Scalia dissents

    Otto von Bismarck famously said that two things the people should never see are how sausages and their laws are made. Well, if you care to read Justice Scalia’s tremendous dissent in the “campaign finance reform” case, you will see a great jurist making sausage of what a majority of…
    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    free market transportation

    Below is a message from former North Carolinian, author, and JLF speaker Wallace Kaufman, that was posted on a listserve that we are both on. It is posted below with Wallace’s permission. “Oddly enough the best system of urban transport I’ve seen is in former Soviet republics. In many of…
    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    An Air of Freedom.

    This post comes from Phoenix, Arizona. This morning I left the comfortable confines of home in Raleigh to attend an annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Funny, but conferences for public officials always seem to be held at swanky resorts. I won?t speculate as to the…
    Locker Room contributor, December 11, 2003
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    Re: Roy’s proposal

    That’ll never fly ? too daggum extreme. Religion and speech? Even throwing a bone to the press (perhaps an attempt to win over a persuasive ally?) ? no way this one gets passed. You pie-in-the-sky dreamer, you.
    Locker Room contributor, December 11, 2003