Archive for August, 2013

Protect election integrity

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Pat McCrory, USA Today, August 29, 2013. Law I signed ensures North Carolina will remain a national leader in ballot access. Imagine if the Transportation Security Administration decided airline passengers no longer need a photo ID. Providing a name and destination would be good enough to board an airplane. No doubt, the public and […]

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If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments

by Allison Benedikt, Slate, August 29, 2013. You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, […]

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N.C. lawmakers meet raucous crowd at Charlotte forum

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morill and Ely Portillo, The Charlotte Observer, August 29, 2013. Reflecting the tensions that marked North Carolina’s legislative session, seven Mecklenburg lawmakers sparred with each other and their audience Wednesday night over the new voting law, education spending and Charlotte’s airport. In a lively exchange at the forum sponsored by the Observer and […]

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The Carolina Way: Speech is Free (only for leftists)

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Brant Clifton, The Haymaker, August 30, 2013. Fifty years ago, The University of North Carolina passed a Speaker Ban to clamp down on Marxist interlopers trying to poison the young skulls of mush matriculating in Chapel Hill.  Of course, the lefties went nuts.  Universities are about the sharing of ideas.  Exposing people to all points of view, […]

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If you hated this session….

| August 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, August 29, 2013. A long-time Raleigh veteran warns that next year’s short legislative session could bring a “hopeless muddle” in the office of speaker Thom Tillis. I quote: “Tillis is forsaking the best political job in the state to run for the US Senate. If he remains speaker for […]

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One and done

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, August 29, 2013. Pat McCrory just can’t help himself. When he meets with reporters, he tells them what he thinks sounds good, regardless of whether it’s true or not. Gary Pearce pointed out this traitearlier in the summer. Now that people have noticed, you would think that he would stop. I […]

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Shifting primary good for the state

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Jacksonville Daily News, August 27, 2013. Amid controversy over voter ID requirements and early voting changes and other modifications to North Carolina’s election statutes enacted by the General Assembly, one change escaped immediate notice. And that’s a shame because it deserves some applause. We’re talking about the section that changes North Carolina’s presidential […]

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2013 session may haunt GOP

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Scott Mooneyham, The Daily Reflector, August 29, 2013. Legislators will return to the capital next week to figure out what to do about Gov. Pat McCrory’s two vetoes. Then, the 2013 legislative session should be put to bed for good. No more bizarre bills about Sharia law. No more Moral Monday protesters being hauled […]

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Obamacare: the reason fast-food workers are unhappy

| August 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

by Jon Sanders, The Locker Room, August 29, 2013. WRAL misses the elephant in the room in dutifully playing its part in the messaging for a minimum-wage hike via covering fast-food workers’ self-defeating strike: “When I saw the strikes on TV earlier this summer in New York and Chicago, I said to my co-workers, ‘We need to bring […]

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I am a victim of patient suppression

| August 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

by Jim Tynen, Civitas Review, August 29, 2013. It’s like voter suppression. Only it took place at medical offices. Yesterday I had my blood tested, and today I had a CT scan. In both places, I was required to show a driver’s license – or, I assume, some equivalent form of identification. Just as North […]

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