Archive for November, 2013

McCrory can help N.C. metro areas

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, November 29, 2013. The passengers boarded the plane, which taxied to the runway and took off, while Gov. Pat McCrory stood waving at the gate. Now he says it should come back. In an interview on radio station WFAE Monday, McCrory said the city should continue to own and operate Charlotte […]

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Josh Stein says he’ll run for NC Attorney General in 2016

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in News and Observer, November 27, 2013. State Sen. Josh Stein, a Wake County Democrat, is eyeing the state attorney general’s office in 2016. Stein, in a phone interview Wednesday, confirmed his interest in taking over for N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is expected to run for governor. […]

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Nice guys can finish first

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Editorial in News and Observer, November 28, 2013. Some alumni of Ole Miss, otherwise known as the University of Mississippi, are still angry about what happened to David Cutcliffe in December 2004. Cutcliffe got fired after his only losing season. He’d been successful, so he declined the orders of the athletics director to fire some […]

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2013: Our year in yucks with gaffes galore

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

by George Will, Washington Post Writers Group, published in News and Observer, November 29, 2013. We are tomorrow’s past, so this Thanksgiving season give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification. HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama’s ascription of every disagreeable effect to one of two […]

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The real healthcare scare

| November 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Editorial from Chicago Tribune,  reprinted in Charlotte Observer, November 25, 2013. Abbott Laboratories chief executive Miles White said something last Tuesday that should jolt tens of millions of Americans who watch from a comfortable distance as the giant Obamacare blimp ignites and tumbles to the ground. These Americans are safely ensconced in employer-provided health care […]

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Kennedy and Obama

| November 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

By Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, November 26, 2013. As if I didn’t get enough JFK last week, I’m reading a new book about how Kennedy, in his last months, was growing into and getting better at the roles of President, politician and persuader-in-chief.   If only President Obama could summon some of that mojo […]

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Other people’s money

| November 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, November 27, 2013. It wasn’t exactly subtle the other morning when the newspaper ran two stories side by side: One about a single mother who works all day and then works three additional jobs nights and weekends to make ends meet – and a second story about the Director of the Raleigh Housing Authority. […]

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The real story of Thanksgiving

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Gary Galles, Economics professor, Pepperdine University, published in Beaufort Observer, November 28, 2013. At Thanksgiving, Americans reflect on their blessings and hope for uplifting family gatherings of togetherness and unity, with the Pilgrims used as examples of peace, harmony, and thankfulness. However, while the Pilgrims’ 1623 “way of thanksgiving” represents what we wish to […]

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Thanksgiving Internet Grinch

| November 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Greenville Daily Reflector, November 28, 2013. As families gather for this important national holiday to celebrate blessings and express gratitude, some will do so with an eye to a Thursday start to Black Friday sales events. Even purists who decry what they view as the hijacking of Thanksgiving by greedy retailers can see […]

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Thanksgiving quotes from classic leaders

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Published in Winston-Salem Journal, November 28, 2013. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving passages to ponder on this special day. “It becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness and celebrating the important event which we owe to His benign Interposition.” — George Washington “It has seemed to me […]

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