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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
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    signs of balance at UNC-CH?

    It appears Barbara Ehrenreich and Ann Coulter may be making visits to Chapel Hill this semester. The debate in Student Congress over helping to pay for Coulter suggests that conservatives’ complaints of their ideas being excluded from the campus forum is indeed being heard: ———– Natalie…
    Locker Room contributor, September 10, 2003
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    A well-researched whine

    The News & Observer tells of a defeated NCSU student-body president candidate who’s collecting anecdotes of UNC students suffering. She plans to present them to legislators and UNC officers. These tales are “horrible,” she says. The article summarizes these horrible anecdotes as “the guy working two jobs, the woman…
    Locker Room contributor, September 9, 2003