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Cooper, who’s totally against corporate tax giveaways, promises nearly $400 M in giveaways to major corporation
Censoring conservatives and mandating masks
On school announcement, Gov. Cooper kicks the can down the road
In delaying a long-awaited July 1 announcement on plans for how schools could re-open on August 17, Governor Cooper shocked 115 local school districts and the parents of 1.5 million North Carolina public school children. On July 1 he announced: We are not issuing a statewide directive today on how schools should be open in...
How government makes healthcare more expensive; and what we can do to reverse it
Any Economics 101 course will tell you that the price of a good or service is determined by supply and demand. We’ve seen everyday examples of this in the recent COVID-19 pandemic: when the supply of toilet paper is low and the demand is high, the price goes up — even if that’s through resale...
It’s difficult to ignore the troubles at NEA/NCAE — but folks keep trying
Membership in NEA/NCAE continues to decline Active membership in NCAE is down 32 percent in the last five years Numbers suggest NCAE does not represent the majority of public school teachers. Mike Antonucci, veteran teacher union watcher recently reported that the National Education Association (NEA) lost about 33,000 members last year. Antonucci wrote: The union...
Let’s not forget about private schools
These are troubling times for private schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has already forced the closure of 57 private schools across the country and displaced over 7,900 students. And the list is growing. Unfortunately, when we say private schools, most of us think of small classes, leafy campuses and high tuition. We’re not sounding the alarm...
Lockdown madness: How Rob Schofield callously ignores health risks and harm to minority businesses
Campaign promises and corporate giveaways
More Lockdown Fallout: Medicaid
North Carolina a national leader in lowering taxes
State financial condition much improved, but pension and health benefits remain a major concern
North Carolina has over 7,000,000 voter registrations…. again
Does Cawthorn win in 11th district mean Trump has lost support in NC?
Newly enacted election law could short circuit four lawsuits
Who has the advantage in the 11th district runoff?
The Only Safe Means of Voting is Hand-Marked Paper Ballots
Supreme Court gives families major win for education choice
NC teacher pay 30th; when cost-of-living included, 26th
Parents should prepare for Cooper’s back to school nightmare
$427 million – the price of compliance?
Pausing school choice? Another bad idea
Cooper should sign 2nd Amendment Protection Act to safeguard more church attendees
Why tearing apart America’s Founding drags us all down
Sex and the Supreme Court
Cooper administration should give clarity on reopening decisions
Police and criminal justice reform should be measured to avoid return to high crime era
Censoring the cinema and pesky data
Civil unrest, a time for compassion, and the role of government
The politics of reopening and education recovery
Keeping NC farmers competitive, agriculture during a pandemic, and quarantine snacks
Election integrity, amazing state parks, and the financial mystery around this year’s election
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