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    Godspeed, Mr. President

    He was a man; take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again. ? Hamlet, Act I, Scene ii…
    Locker Room contributor, June 5, 2004
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    It is worth reading The Speech again

    The Reagan Foundation has the full text of the president’s speech at the Berlin Wall online. Here’s the most famous passage from this, perhaps Reagan’s most famous speech as president: Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate West Berlin, Germany June 12, 1987 This speech was delivered to the…
    Locker Room contributor, June 5, 2004
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    Reagan’s North Carolina political connection

    Many Locke Foundation folks have heard the story several times, but it is worth remembering that North Carolina was critically important to the rise of Ronald Reagan as a serious contender for the US presidency. After a brief flirtation with the GOP race in 1968, Reagan served two full terms…
    Locker Room contributor, June 5, 2004
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    Some Thoughts on Reagan

    I happened to be out on an errand and listening to NPR when I heard about the death of President Reagan. I then had to suffer through some 10 minutes of an interview with former reporter and Reagan “biographer” Haynes Johnson, who found ways to sneer at the Reagan legacy…
    Locker Room contributor, June 5, 2004
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    Piercing through the usual silliness to say something useful

    Syndicated columnist Neal Peirce writes on state and local issues across the country. His work appears in The Washington Post, National Journal, and other publications, including The Charlotte Observer. He is also, if I may say so, an annoying and self-important twit who’s been selling planning-mentality nostrums and Smart Growth…
    Locker Room contributor, June 5, 2004
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    The Medal of Freedom for being pro-life

    What seems to have gone unnoticed by the media is that the Medal of Freedom bestowed upon Pope John-Paul II, was given in part for his stance on abortion. In the very first paragraph the citation states “He has defended the unique dignity of every life, and the goodness of…
    Locker Room contributor, June 4, 2004
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    Promise today, tax tomorrow

    According to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis, about 40 percent of the average worker?s wages by 2050 will be seized by government just to pay for Social Security, Medicare, and other health entitlements. The rest of the cost of federal, state, and local government…
    Locker Room contributor, June 4, 2004
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    Re: The App State prof’s review of The Day Afffzzzzzz

    Roy, when I read Prof. Caton’s conclusion that “we may just slowly boil to death,” it reminded me of the fable of Chicken Little. How easy it is to panic people into heedlessly seeking government for safety from an imaginary threat that they run right smack into the jaws…
    Locker Room contributor, June 4, 2004