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    The “frights” who say Ni–

    It’s happened again. A well-meaning educator who uses the dreaded N-word in an educational way has gotten in a heap o’ trouble. Remember the UNC-CH prof who used it in quoting her professors from the 1960s, to show her class how far her discipline had come? Or the Wilmington…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    For those who missed Gore’s speech today

    Here’s a brief summary:…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    CNBC targets Hannity & Colmes

    From today’s New York Times: “Dennis Miller, the liberal-turned-conservative comedian and defender of President Bush and the war in Iraq, is less than two weeks away from being the host of a new talk show on CNBC. … His new hourlong show, ‘Dennis Miller,’ at 9 p.m. weeknights (with…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    Selective Reporting

    Here’s a perfect example of the media bias issue John mentioned on Monday – omission of opposing viewpoints when covering a clearly politicized event. In this case, a teach-in opposing tuition hikes at UNC-CH. The front page headline in today’s Daily Tar Heel was 200 gather for tuition teach-in.
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    Convention Centers and a Falling Phoenix

    For all your Raleigh convention-center watchers out there, check out liberal blogger Todd Morman latest work over at his site. He examines the history of a convention-center project in Phoenix, which hasn’t exactly turned out as planned. Todd also looks at falling attendance numbers for conventions in New Orleans,…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    By the Way, on Bush and Immigration. . .

    I’m planning to write my newspaper column this week on President Bush’s immigration-reform proposal. I’ll be defending it as consistent with both free-market libertarian and prudential conservative principles. ?Locke-step,? indeed.
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    Try A Little ?Common Sense?

    Si Cantwell, who writes the ?Common Sense? column for the Wilmington Star-News, has either been victimized by a bad copy editor/headline writer or has managed to subvert the title of his own column with this doozy from Thursday’s paper: ?For Bowles, Senate race means beating a Republican.? Glad we…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004
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    Not Just an Immigration Plan

    Ohhhh…so it’s also an economic and homeland security plan, too! From the always available, unidentified “Bush administration official”: “And so I think at the end of the day (Why at the end of the day? Why not at the beginning? Or at noon? Or at the time of the…
    Locker Room contributor, January 15, 2004