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    Wild times in Johnston County

    The Johnston County Schools has an $8.8 million budget deficit, and school board member Ronald Johnson claimed that the superintendent and some school board members were up to no good.  In response, school board members pushed back on Johnson’s claims.  On Friday, interim school superintendent Jim Causby resigned.  Causby…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2020
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    Media to N.C.–please be like Kansas

    Amazing how one state does something and now our wonderful state of North Carolina must follow suit–or so the mainstream media says so. Case in point—Kansas expands Medicaid, so both the Winston-Salem Journal and the News & Observer say North Carolina should do the same. To be fair–the…
    Sam Hieb, January 13, 2020
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    Audit wallops Georgia’s film tax credits

    Performance audits of the administration and economic impact of Georgia's Film Tax Credit ought to put the kibosh on any Tar Heel envy of it. To call it disastrous is insufficient.
    Jon Sanders, January 13, 2020
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    Martin Center column targets high textbook prices

    Megan Zogby writes for the Martin Center about the continuing problem of high college textbook prices. As college textbook prices have increased 88 percent since 2006, education reformers wonder how universities can make books more affordable. One simple thing they could do is to stop selling textbooks with absurdly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
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    Trump as Toto … the dog, not the band

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker compares the president to a small pooch, but in a good way. If you remember The Wizard of Oz you will recall that Toto, Dorothy’s dog, pulled back the curtain, revealing that the wizard was just a little guy working a panel…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
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    Fracking’s long-term impact

    Noah Rothman of Commentary labels the last 10 years the “fracking decade.” Implications of fracking extended far beyond energy prices. The most disorienting seismic shifts attributable to the fracking revolution have been felt in the Middle East, where oil served as the lifeblood of rogue regimes for almost…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
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    An economic statistic that’s bound to help Trump

    Matt Margolis highlights at PJMedia.com an economic fact that’s likely to work in President Trump’s favor during this re-election year. It doesn’t seem all that long ago the media and liberal academia were predicting economic meltdown in the aftermath of Trump’s election. Liberal “economist” Paul Krugman, for example,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020